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’. Today the Gforce group operates as three business units: Apprentices and Trainees (including School-based trainees); People @ Work Recruitment and Staffing Solutions.
In 2013, Gforce celebrated 30 years of providing quality employment services to the Geelong, Ballarat and Wyndham Regions.