Our History

Gforce was founded as the Geelong and District Group Apprentices in 1983. It was established as a not-for-profit Group Training Organisation with an initial purpose to address youth unemployment in the northern suburbs of Geelong through the provision of apprenticeships and traineeships.

In 2002, the company rebranded to G-Force Recruitment to better reflect the growing range of recruitment services it offered. It had acquired a private recruitment firm (Marshmans Personnel), and established the Gforce New Apprentice Centre and Gforce Staffing Solutions divisions after winning Federal Government contracts. In 2008, the company acquired People@Work Recruitment, which it merged with Marshmans Personnel, and now operates under the People@Work brand.

In 2011, the company acquired Strategies 4 Excellence, a School-based Traineeship program to provide youth with pathways to careers. In the same year, the company changed its branding to Gforce Employment Solutions, a ‘one stop shop’ service offer which ‘matches businesses with the best people’.

In 2013, Gforce celebrated 30 years of providing quality employment services to the Geelong, Ballarat and Wyndham Regions.

In 2015, Gforce’s Work for the Dole Coordinator contract commenced in the Ballarat region.

In 2016, Gforce Youth Employment – (Transition to Work) commenced in the Barwon and Ballarat regions.

In 2018, Gforce rolled out the ParentsNext and Disability Employment Services (under the name EGF Solutions) contracts with offices throughout Victoria

Gforce in the Community

Gforce assists many Geelong and Ballarat local community groups by providing financial support, as well as encouraging staff involvement in community service delivery. Gforce has contributed more than $4 million to community projects.

Gforce is a Platinum Partner of Give Where You Live, donating $50,000 in 2017-18 through its community giving fund. Gforce has also contributed $75,000 through the staff Workplace Giving Program and has a strong history of staff participation in the Loaned Executive Program.

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