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From Overseas Chef to Owner: Jamileh achieves her Australian dream

By April 21, 2022June 17th, 2023No Comments

No matter what your dreams and aspirations are, Joblife will support you to achieve them.

Paramatta client, Jamileh Barikzahi, lives with depression after losing her husband. She came to Australia in 2015 and strived to improve her English and start a new life after escaping her home country.

“Jamileh sees a Psychologist and Psychiatrist monthly and has had previous torture and trauma counselling.” Senior Employment Consultant Nefa Alic-Pirgic explained.

Jamileh came to Joblife looking for a provider who was willing to go above and beyond.

“Joblife provides great service, they’re genuine, honest and reliable.” Jamileh said.

Nefa and Employment Consultants Kris Cooper and Adriano Lind were determined to help Jamileh. They wanted to help her overcome any barriers to finding employment so she could live the safe and happy life that she was working so hard to get.

“They were always there to lend a hand, listen to what I had to say. They were available 24/7.” Jamileh praised.

Jamileh previously worked in Iran as a chef. Now she had the dream of opening her own restaurant. The Joblife team were happy to support her every step of the way.

“Nefa was there to listen and to help. She gave us business ideas. She made us feel comfortable and safe. She helped us with the shop, such as organising some chairs and helped with marketing. We just love her so much; we feel like she’s part of our family.” Jamileh explained.

Jamileh has now recently opened her own Persian Restaurant/Café in Paramatta.

To celebrate Jamileh’s incredible achievements, the Joblife team went to have lunch at PMC Café to support Jamileh’s small business.

Joblife continues to support Jamileh so she can thrive in her career as a business owner and live the Australian dream.

To try Jamileh’s amazing Persian and Aussie cuisine, you can find PMC at 31A Fennell Street in Parramatta. Or you can order on Menulog and DoorDash.

To find out how Joblife can support you in your journey to employment, you can connect with us here.

Any participants in this article were being supported by our team at Joblife Employment and Jobfind at the time of publishing.