Jobsbank Partnerships

Case Studies

Our case studies show the impact of inclusive workplaces and supply chains.

Our partnerships demonstrate what’s possible when we break down the barriers, and the impact for individuals, workplaces, communities and the economy.

Damien Hodgkinson

In 2021, JobsBank partnered with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as it returned to live events. After a “less than hilarious” 2020, this year’s festival saw 3,822 performances of 390 separate shows, with a dedicated and extremely hardworking team making sure it all ran smoothly. MICF’s Executive Director is Damien Hodgkinson. Here, he discusses the … Read more

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One young person Out for Good

Out for Good was JobsBank’s very first demonstration project. Alongside the Department of Justice, community organisations and a cohort of employers, we worked to support young people within the justice system into jobs, also providing support for those who employed them. For participants who secured work, the Out for Good program was life changing. Here’s … Read more

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Rebecca Desiree

“I worked for over 25 years in France in various roles, including as a hotel manager. My husband’s job with Australia Post brought us and our two young children here over two years ago, and since then I’ve struggled to find work. I’ve been volunteering with Brotherhood of St Lawrence; I love being able to … Read more

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Kesley Carlisle

“As someone with an intellectual disability and autism, it’s been really hard for me to find work. I think employers don’t feel I will be able to do the work – but I really only need small changes to make a role work for me. I want to be as honest as possible about my … Read more

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Rodrigo Quezada

“Coming from Chile, sport has always been a big part of my life. I grew up watching the Australian Open on TV, so getting to work there in person was an amazing new side to the experience. I arrived in Melbourne just before lockdown, so it has been a hard year. I have a Master’s … Read more

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Rahma Jama

“I’m originally from Somalia, and came to Australia as a refugee when I was 13. I didn’t speak English when I arrived. I studied HR management at LaTrobe University, and graduated with a high distinction in December. While at LaTrobe, I was part of the Excellence Program, and through that I was chosen to represent … Read more

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Julio Gutierrez

“I’ve always been the talkative type – people open up to me. In doing youth work, I’d like to use that to my advantage to help people. At the moment, I just need work I want to go back to Chile, my family’s home country, and I need to save up for that. But it’s … Read more

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Jamie Shaw

“My family is from Allambee South in Gippsland, where my dad ran a dahlia farm, and I’ve just come back from a year working in Japan as a waiter.​ I would like to go to university to study finance, with the goal of working in financial crime prevention later on. I hoped that my work … Read more

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