The right mentors can open new doors

Ricki’s Story Ricki is a 58 year old gentleman who moved to Mackay and changed DES (disability employment services) providers in the hopes of a more successful job search. Ricki […]

Troy’s “a bucket of sunshine” to work with

What’s that saying about it all happening at once? Troy was recovering from a heart attack, experiencing housing problems and financial struggles. With the help of Lucinda, an employment consultant […]

When people throw rocks, build a tower

When Shane first came to us at CoAct / Community Solutions in Mackay, he was quiet and reserved. He’d put up some big walls around himself and didn’t trust anyone. […]

McDonald’s just got lucky

Four of our customers have joined McDonald’s thanks to determination, hard work and phenomenal support from their recruitment partner, Bron Rafter, at CoAct / Community Solutions. Each one is working […]

A pipeline for training opportunities

A new initiative from CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions is providing training opportunities to upskill Indigenous job seekers into the workforce. The Pipeline Employability Training Opportunities program was born when […]

Jacob finds his ‘key’ to employment

Jacob proudly flashes his new master key from his new employer, the Compass Group Ltd, as a milestone of how his life has turned around – and the smile on […]

John finds success through perseverance and hope

CoAct is an organisation that is passionate about breaking down the stereotypes surrounding disability employment. As part of our commitment to that cause, we have launched a project called “Change […]

Jacinta overcomes her past

After over two years of unemployment, and with significant personal struggles in her past, Jacinta felt sure nobody would employ her. She teamed up with CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions, […]

New hope for Cameron and his family

Diagnosed with schizophrenia and with a brand new baby, Cameron was struggling to find his place in the workforce. He approached CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions for help, and with […]

Christine gets empowered to study and work

When Christine came to a CoAct Service Partner for help finding work, she was feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and unmotivated. After just one chat with the team at Community Solutions, all […]

Jacinta’s “incredable” journey

Out of employment since 2015, and struggling with some big personal hurdles, Jacinta wasn’t sure where to turn. With the support of CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions, Jacinta has found […]

Allen’s persistence beats resistance

Allen had been working for the same company for 25 years when he was suddenly made redundant. Overwhelmed at the prospect of rejoining the job market after so many years […]

Helping Indigenous job seekers find sustainable employment

CoAct Service Partner, Community Solutions, are celebrating the success of their recently-held Community and Employment Services Pre-Employment Program, which has helped four Indigenous long-term job seekers find their way into […]

How to find work in Mackay

From healthcare to retail, construction to manufacturing, Mackay has a host of great opportunities for those looking for work, you just need to know where (and when) to look.   […]

‘Can Van’ offers job seekers the right solutions

There are three Can Vans travelling around NSW, Victoria and Queensland, as part of the CoAct/Community Solutions Jobs Roadshow that has the aim of reaching 35,000 job seekers with disability. […]

Joel gets back on track

After dealing with long-term unemployment, Joel’s confidence had taken a hit, but he was enthusiastic about rejoining the workforce and committed to making the changes necessary to make that happen. […]

Joshua finds his way with Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new approach to youth employment, intended to assist you through all stages of your employment search from early training, right through to eventual employment. For […]

Helping reboot local job opportunities

CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions is helping reboot local employment by working closely with businesses in the area to advise them on support services and available funding to create opportunities […]

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