Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection host series of Employer Roadshows


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Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection host series of
Employer Roadshows: #WorkWithIntreo

Monday, 26 August 2019:

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is hosting a series of Employer Roadshows which are taking place over the coming weeks, starting today.  The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D. visited the Roadshow in the Clayton Hotel in Cork this evening where she met with local employers and representatives from local businesses in Cork city and county.

The aim of the Employer Roadshows is to promote supports and incentives available to employers from the Department and to encourage employers to avail of schemes and incentives and, in particular those that will assist jobseekers who are in need of support to enter the labour market.  This approach supports Future Jobs Ireland, launched earlier this year by the Taoiseach, which outlined the longer-term ambitions for the future of our economy.
 
Employers and business are essential to our economy and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection recognises and supports their role.  The Employer Roadshow events will strengthen and grow links with local employers who will be given information on schemes such as JobsPlus, the Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) and the recruitment services and other supports available from Intreo and JobsIreland.ie

Speaking at the event in Cork this evening, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., pointed to the value in Government engagement with local businesses and employers to ensure Government responses define and refine appropriate responses to business needs: This evening’s event in Cork was aimed to ensure that the approach of activation, as set out in the Department’s Pathways to Work strategy, will continue to address the needs of employers in Cork while also providing opportunities for work for other people who, although not classified as unemployed jobseekers, have the potential and the desire to play a more active role in the labour force.

Minister Doherty also spoke about the need for industry placements as a means of gaining new, relevant work experience:

“I am delighted that so many local employers have engaged with today’s event as their involvement is so valuable to our work in giving people a chance to return to the workforce. Work experience is a crucial aid to helping people into the workforce - whether they are young people, undertaking traineeships or apprenticeships or returning to the workforce after an absence. Industry placement is a critical part of gaining access to the labour market and giving jobseekers a chance to gain vital hands-on workplace experience.  

 

Note for Editors

Details of the Employer Engagement Roadshow events taking place over the coming weeks

 

Location

Date & Time

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny

26th August 2019
9:00am to 11:30am

Cork

Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork

26th August 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Tallaght

Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

27th August 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Blanchardstown

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, Church Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15

2nd September 2019
9:00am to 11:30am

Dundalk

Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Carlingford Road R173, Dundalk, Co. Louth

2nd September 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Sligo

Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road, Sligo

3rd September 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Limerick

South Court Hotel, Limerick City

16th September 2019
9:00am to 11:30am

Galway

Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway

16th September 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm


The free event is open to employers who register in advance on Eventbrite, subject to capacity. Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.ie/d/ireland/employer-roadshow/ subject to capacity.

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Last modified:26/08/2019