Tag: mature age worker

From homeless to community support worker – Kerry’s story

People standing outside MatchWorks office smiling and posing for photo

Kerry knows all too well what it feels like to desperately need support and a job. The mature-age job seeker found herself in real financial trouble after her marriage ended. Then depression and agoraphobia set in. “No-one wanted to employ me even though I had years of experience…I ended up homeless, surviving on one meal…

Healthcare security job helps Leanne rebuild her life

Emily from MatchWorks with former job seeker Leanne

Finding a new career in healthcare security has been a life-saver for Leanne. Three years earlier, the 55 year job seeker had made the difficult decision to leave her job. Tendinitis had impacted her ability to work. Then a serious fall put Leanne’s new work plans on hold. “I hated sitting at home and was…

Lalita finds inspiring work in community-centric cafe

Two people smiling and posing for photo

Mature age job seeker Lalita Appiah came to MatchWorks with multiple barriers to employment. A chronic back issue had reduced the Melbourne job seekers quality of life and it was difficult to find suitable work. Lalita’s confidence had been significantly impacted after eighteen months unemployment and limited English skills created another barrier to her finding…