OBMATCH has a new home in O’Connell Street pictured from right is Pam Davidson, Karen Brus, Shane McHarg, Robin Bailly, Jo Fanshaw, Judy Punter, Ben Smith, Shelly Wilson and Gary Smith
OBMATCH has a new home in O’Connell Street pictured from right is Pam Davidson, Karen Brus, Shane McHarg, Robin Bailly, Jo Fanshaw, Judy Punter, Ben Smith, Shelly Wilson and Gary Smith

Services available at new location

HAPPY workers, happy bosses – that is a win-win outcome for everyone.

Smart new premises at 16 O’Connell Street means Jobmatch Employment Agency Gympie can help even more job seekers achieve their employment goals.

Manager Karen Brus said when the council purchased their old premises, a new building was placed on the planning board and this week saw the staff of 15 move into the centrally located site.

“It will be much better for our clients,” Ms Brus said.

“It’s much more spacious, close to Centrelink and it will be more private for clients.”

“The organisation is growing steadily with two more staff members joining the team and everyone appreciates the roomier environment.”

Jobmatch is a Disability Employment Network member and with the introduction of a new program on March 1, will be able to assist many more people become valued employees and gain independence.

Ms Brus said previously capped programs have now had restrictions lifted by the government, which means no more waiting lists.

“Now that the caps have been lifted, we can take clients on as soon as they walk through the door,” she said.

The agency assists Centrelink approved jobseekers into the employment of their choice.

As a not for profit organisation, it provides a free service to both jobseekers and employers, assisting people with a disability looking for specialised employment support and employers investigating the business benefits of employing people with a disability.

The organisation operates under the direction of a management committee, which is made up of local community members with funding from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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