Tag: Workforce Australia

Adelaide job seekers fast-tracking their way to work

Group of people posing for photo

Adelaide job seekers are accelerating their way to work with the help of MatchWorks as part of the Australian Government’s new jobactive employment services trial, which will redesign the way services are delivered. Under the new jobactive trial, job seekers who are job-ready and digitally literate will initially access online tools and services, and contact…

MatchWorks supports job seeker’s return to shoe making

Corio job seeker Anas and EMU Australia factory manager Steve Maul.

MatchWorks job seeker Anas moved to Australia with limited English skills in 2016 from Syria, where he worked as a qualified shoe maker for 20 years. Anas was having difficulty finding work due to his language barriers, so he established a relationship with MatchWorks Corio in June 2016. Employment consultant Mimi Wong assisted Anas to…

Norlane job seeker gains employment from Australian Government internship

MatchWorks Employment Consultant Chris Fowler, Powercom Pacific Managing Director Barry Ford, MatchWorks job seeker Jesse, Sarah Henderson MP and MatchWorks jobactive Director Mark McCoy.

A Norlane job seeker is enjoying his first employment opportunity thanks to an Australian Government internship and was congratulated by Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today. Jesse, 18, had never worked before when he first presented to St Laurence (now called genU) in February 2017, but was willing to make a change in his…

Sunshine job seeker’s initiative leads to employment

MatchWorks job seeker Stephen (right) with his employer Bob.

Sunshine job seeker Stephen came to MatchWorks in March 2017 wanting to turn his life around and gain employment following various hurdles. The Indigenous job seeker told his employment consultant Karen Mackintosh that he had limited reading and writing skills, transport issues and various mental health and medical concerns. “Stephen stated he is always put…

Indigenous employment program launches in Kwinana

Participants gather for the Smoking Ceremony at the Deadly Yakka launch in Kwinana, WA.

Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Kwinana today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Aboriginal elders Charles Kickett and Lindsay Calyun conducted a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch, which was held at Zone Youth Space. The two-week course has delivered successful…

Young job seekers graduate from Empowering Youth program

MatchWorks job seeker Jack (middle) with PAFC players Travis Boak (Captain) and Matthew Broadbent.

Young job seekers aged 18-24 graduated from the Empowering Youth program at a special ceremony in Adelaide on Tuesday evening. The Empowering Youth program began in April and was delivered by the Port Adelaide Football Club in partnership with MatchWorks over several months. The weekly-program involved a mix of class work, physical activity and excursions,…

Not so Silly approach pays dividends for employer and job seekers

Silly Yak Foods Managing Director Bryn Pears.

Silly Yak Foods in Coburg North has employed more than 20 MatchWorks job seekers during a relationship that has spanned four years. Managing Director Bryn Pears said MatchWorks has provided effective pre-screening of potential candidates, wage subsidies and post-placement support. “Our Employer Solutions Consultant Joseph understood I was looking for a long-term relationship with an…

Iranian job seeker gains employment in clothing alterations in South Australia

MatchWorks job seeker Farideh.

MatchWorks job seeker Farideh came to Australia almost 10 years ago as a refugee from Iran with limited English and vision impairment. Farideh registered with MatchWorks Norwood shortly after arriving in Australia and commenced language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training. MatchWorks employment consultant Adriana Spinelli said Farideh was progressing with the training but still required…

MatchWorks job seekers beef up Bannockburn business

SageFarm Chief Executive Farmer Chris Balazs (middle right) with MatchWorks job seekers.

SageFarm in Bannockburn developed a relationship with MatchWorks during the middle of 2016 and has since recruited three job seekers. SageFarm Chief Executive Farmer Chris Balazs said the relationship started when an opportunity arose to put a current driver on a part-time contract. “It was then I found out that he was listed with MatchWorks….

Deadly Yakka launches in Belconnen

MatchWorks and ESG team members with special guests at the Deadly Yakka launch for Belconnen, ACT.

Employment Services Group’s Belconnen branch, with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program yesterday for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Ngunnawal woman Tina Brown conducted a traditional Welcome to Country at the launch held at Habitat in Phillip, ACT. The two-week course has delivered successful programs at Victorian, Queensland and South Australian locations,…