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Success stories

We match abilities with employment for a wide range of job seekers and employers in New Zealand. Here are some examples

Business graduate Tessa Roach finds the job to match her skills

Tessa Roach graduated with a New Zealand Diploma in Business, HR and Accounting, but a heart condition means she needs both suitable employment and understanding employers.

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A positive job outcome for Shan

Since I met Employment Consultant Liz Williams, everything has turned out positively."

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How Jess and Workbridge made magic happen

Jess Hawkes laughs as she says "I'm sure someone at Workbridge must have thought it was a weird request, this 'crazy farm girl' applying for Support Funds for a GoPro.".

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Employer finds the right skills come in surprising packages

Working at the Napier port fumigating containers coming in and out with a range of goods can be a physical job for employees of Genera, New Zealand's largest biosecurity treatment provider.".

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Gary is our benchmark of work ethics

Gary Franklin had been with the same business for 23 years - then, 12 years ago, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Employer Anton Hutton of Hattrick Services Ltd can't remember a time when we weren't involved with Workbridge

For Chris Smith, work is quite flexible, and he has been able to build his confidence and grow into new roles.

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I work with a great bunch of very relaxed people

Andrew Hoffmann has recently been promoted from Customer Service Representative to Second in Charge (2IC) at the New Brighton Z service station in Christchurch.

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Tania - Loving the ultimate accessible workplace

Tania Ali is deaf and passionate about raising awareness of the Deaf community - through Workbridge she found an employer who shares that passion and where she can use her skills and training.

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Kylie's motoring ahead into the job market

For Kylie Jury, "everything changed" when Workbridge in New Plymouth helped her find a job she loves.

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Glen hooks a great new career at Hamills Fishing & Hunting store in Te Awamutu

Glen Knowles had 28 years of employment behind him as a mechanic and truck driver when he was struck by a vehicle door at work, suffering a debilitating injury which led to him becoming unemployed.

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Employer Selwyn Cook takes on 'superstars'

Service station business owner Selwyn Cook doesn't have a specific policy of employing disabled people - but Workbridge has placed more than 70 people with him over the past three years.

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Productivity increase follows employment for Pacific Helmets

Pacific Helmets management had initial reservations about interviewing Workbridge jobseeker Mark Hood, who only has one arm – but the decision has resulted in an increase in productivity and boosted the company's profile.

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Zane overcomes challenges to find his perfect job at Westland Milk Products

Last January Zane Wederell was applying for jobs without success, despite an excellent academic record. Today he is working in a job he loves as an IT administrator at Westland Milk Products' Hokitika office.

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