Helping women find the perfect fit in the workplace

Published: 18 May 2017

Michelle Shepherd & Kasey Day

A community organisation that supports employment opportunities for disadvantaged women has received a funding boost to help more jobseekers find the perfect fit.

Fitted for Work, a not for profit organisation, will receive a $150,000 grant to support another 400 women in employment though Jobs Victoria.

The organisation uses presentation workshops and outfitting services to support jobseekers. These range from job interview techniques and presentation support to work clothing, haircuts and hygiene products.

Fitted for Work currently operates two social enterprises:

The Conscious Closet sells recycled contemporary women's fashion offering every woman the chance to be part of the Fitted for Work initiative.

SheWorks provides placement and post-placement services to businesses seeking to attract and retain quality female employees.

Fitted for Work has received support through the department's Jobs Victoria program.

More than 1,000 people have been placed in to jobs in the first eight months of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN). For more information, visit Jobs Victoria.

The Victorian Government  is also supporting the growth of Victoria's nation-leading social enterprise sector with the Social Enterprise Strategy. Find out more about the strategy from our website.