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From struggling with debilitating anxiety to confident Administrative Officer at BSI Learning, Amanda has grown enormously in the last six months.
By MAX Employment
“Now I’ve got a job, I can actually enjoy myself when I’m not working. It’s nice having money.”
Severe migraines left 23 year old Tyler debilitated for two years. Now she's back at work and loving it.
From job seeker to MAX Solutions Project Manager and Patron for International Day of People with Disability, Gerrard Gosens is helping to enrich the lives of others living with disability
After months of unemployment and casual work, Iziah is relieved to have found stable work at Australian Wood Panels
Conflict occurs in just about every workplace. When it's not managed effectively there can be adverse impacts.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Bethany has found the perfect job for her. A traineeship at Kaleidescope Kids, Goodna.
After 12 months working at Signarama, Sam has new found confidence to build his future.
“Terry has a never say never attitude, he’s a professional that goes above and beyond to fulfil his duties.”
If grit is more important to success than the talent kids are born with, how can we maximise their potential?
By MAX Solutions
Redundancy affects many workers over their lifetime. 2.3% of Australian workers are laid off each year as firms close or downsize.
Domestic violence affects 470,309 Australian households each year
Wide Bay/ Sunshine Coast helped make Christmas special after assisting 667 people into work and raising $4002 for Girls Academy
“I wasn’t just another number to her, she was always willing to help.”
Born profoundly deaf, 53 year old Patrick found the perfect job with Precision Powder Coating.
Unemployed for over 28 years, see how Donna landed her job in a Port Douglas five star resort.
You can set goals any time of year, but January is when you might have some in mind.
By Susan McKee
Heatwaves cause more deaths across the country than any other extreme weather events.
By Susan Mckee
Grit has been associated with increased chances of you reaching your goals and is a good indicator of academic success.
"She basically went from start to finish to help me, which was really good.”
"Give us a chance, you don’t know until you try.”
"We will always walk beside you."
MAX Foundation donated $5000 to Foodbank SA to help fight hunger this Christmas.
"It allows them to escape their past and look to a brighter future."
"I knew I had to set myself up for the future and it was time to do that."
Beyond simple enjoyment, there are numerous physical and psychological health benefits to laughing.
The feeling of genuine gratitude can make you happier and improve your wellbeing
People who are kind and generous have a greater sense of wellbeing, more positive emotions, better mental and physical health and greater life satisfaction.
“Troy’s attitude is a good thing. He’s always happy to be here and he’s keen to be working.”
Riverview local Shane worked 27 years as a brick layer. One day while working on site, Shane collapsed. What ensued was eleven years of suffering and rehabilitation.
MAX Foundation presents $2000 donation to Pine Rivers Meals on Wheels.
“I’ve got to be doing something. When I’m sitting around I get bored and start falling back into my old ways.”
“I was a bit of an emotional wreck with things going on in my personal life. I deal with things a lot better than I used to. I can compartmentalise now.”
"It’s hard to say the best part about working here, because I like everything."
"It was very amazing because I'd never been to the zoo. We are very lucky."
Gerrard was told that it would be impossible to represent Australia at the 2017 Para-Triathlon World Championships. Ten months later, he did just that.
By Gerrard Gossens
“Daniel’s future is up to Daniel. He’s got a job here as long as he keeps improving and doing what he’s doing."
Tristan, Casey, Sadiyo, Kaylee and Tylah have all found success with PaTH. Read their stories.
The practice of mindfulness has been linked by a growing body of research with improved mental and physical wellbeing.
If you are worried that someone is in imminent danger call 000.
If you are experiencing high amounts of stress it might be hard to relax your mind and body, however, there are many different methods that can help people relax.
“I’m in a routine now; I get up on time, make sure my uniform is ready and come into work,”
“I didn’t have any other option, I had to get it together,”
"It was hard trying to find the right words when speaking to employers."
“The wife said she can actually read my writing now!”
Tayla's making waves with new job at Chemist Warehouse Capalaba
Brianna has something to celebrate after being announced Queensland Training’s Trainee of the Year.
"The MAX team took a genuine interest in our complex business and I feel they have successfully partnered with our teams and understand our needs. "
Tim’s positive spirit and gratitude has inspired at least a few of the younger job seekers in Port Douglas.
"Before being employed, I was totally sleeping in, I couldn’t really get myself out to do anything. "
Getting the right treatment early can significantly reduce the suffering of a person with depression
Eating well is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love.
"I was overcome by emotions. I had never felt spiritually connected to my Indigenous side until that moment."
Workplaces can play a big part in helping people living with domestic violence remain safe
17 year old JLEP trainee, Bria bestowed two prestigious awards from Queensland Training.
“I’d seen people around here doing community care and I thought ‘I’d like to do that.’”
STEP nominated in SA Training Awards as a finalist for the Industry Collaboration Awards
Frida was losing hope she would ever find stable employment after mental illness left her unemployed for four years.
“She has a different way of thinking, everyone does and it’s a matter of knowing this and working with it.”
“It gives me financial independence and a sense of purpose.”
“The participants are different, they have more confidence and are happy to engage in conversation.”
“The stroke took away some of my memory, but once they give me a project to do there’s no problem.”
“I don't like sitting still, I like being outdoors, doing things in the garden."
Managing anger can improve your relationships, your health and your general wellbeing. Here's how...
Studies of people quitting smoking have identified that each attempt brings a higher chance of success.
The relationship between pet and owner can be a complex one. Find out how pets help your mental health!
"Handing out my resume was scary at first, but now I go up to the counter."
“ I didn’t know much about the organisation and how helpful it is, fulfilling the needs of the community."
“I love being at Australia post. All the people there are really friendly and looking after me really well.”
In case you missed it, here's a simple guide explaining the $10,000 Restart wage subsidy!
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what we forget is it's also in the ear, the mouth, the nose and the fingers"
By Gerrard Gosens
For Anthony Hudson, landing a job with mattress recycling organisation, Soft Landing, has put a spring in his step.
Wage subsidies, the supported wage system and access to the Employment Assistance Fund! Take a look...
Landing work in regional Australia can be tough, but John and Rubin have found success in Chinchilla, QLD
45% of us will experience poor mental health. If you have an employee that's struggling, here's what to do.
It doesn't have to be a drawn out, awkward and draining process. This is how you can handle it easily.
“I thought I was too old for someone to give me a job. Now I'm loving life."
Cultural awareness day at MAX Employment’s Penrith office.
Emerging artists hit their stride at Leonora's Walkatjurra Cultural Centre.
Enos has come a long way since he left Papua New Guinea for the shores of Australia nine years ago.
If you’ve never written a job ad before or need a point in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place.
Here's what to do to get your employees back on track and performing!
Disconnected youth in Sydney's South West will have the chance to finish school thanks to MAX's $5,940 donation
The Restart wage subsidy: it's $10k for your business, and this is why you'll thank yourself for giving it a go...
A $2,180 donation to OzHarvest Canberra will mean over 4,000 meals can now be provided to those in need!
More than 650 homeless people will be given assistance thanks to MAX Sunshine Coast's $3,960 donation
After being unemployed for three years, Shane was losing hope of finding a stable job.
Want employees to stay but can't offer them perks? Offer them career progression.
These are the six financial incentives your business may qualify for!
For Joel and his family, it’s been a tough few years trying to get him permanent work while living with a disability.
There's a new kid in town: the Youth Bonus wage subsidy, and it can give your business a $10,000 boost
"Talking about disability awareness is something I’m very passionate about, it’s very close to my heart.”
“When I first met Siobhan, she didn’t speak. When she first came in it was very hard for her to open up.”
"Our employers have helped us raise a lot of money, and we’re happy we can change so many young lives."
SecondBite and MAX have teamed up to put big smiles on little faces this Christmas
Families from the small town of Tara had a Christmas like never before thanks to MAX and Lions Toowoomba
“It was horrible. I didn’t feel like I was worth anything, no one would give me the time of day, I just felt useless."
“I never thought I’d get into such a role where I’m working in the city. I get the best views of the Harbour Bridge."
MAX Employment Tuggeranong partner with OzHarvest to help those in need this Christmas.
“Cooking is in my culture. I grew up around food, and Dad has sort of been my mentor through it all."
Here's a step-by-step guide on conducting a killer job interview and find the best person for the job!
Millennials: They’re the workers born between 1982 and the 2004, and they’re crucial to your business.
And why it can help you attract the best quality candidates!
We call it the MAX Way...
“Brent kept asking how he was supposed to get a job when he was 51, Indigenous, and had a criminal history."
“I'm proud that I do a good job and keep customers happy. It gives me a big grin from here to here."
"I remember standing in front of him when he had the knife. I had to escape, the only way I could was running."
"I love seeing the kids grow with Maccas. Some of the managers working here were hired when they were 14."
For Michael, landing his first job has done more than put money in the bank, it’s turned his life around.
Troy can’t read or write, but he hasn’t let that get in the way of finding steady paid work with Pizza Hut.
This is how you can upskill your staff, and why your profit margins will thank you if you do!
By Jenny Field
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