Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection hosts Employer Roadshow in Tallaght: #WorkWithIntreo

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Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection hosts Employer Roadshow in Tallaght: #WorkWithIntreo
Tuesday, 27 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.  The first two Roadshows have been held in Kilkenny and Cork with the most recent taking place in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D. visited the Roadshow in Tallaght this evening where she met with local employers and representatives from local businesses in Dublin West and South County Dublin.
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 the Department’s Intreo service and
Speaking at the Roadshow in Tallaght, Minister Doherty  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 Tallaght 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 Tallaght and South Dublin 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 are engaging with these events 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
Date & Time
enny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny
26th August 2019
9:00am to 11:30am
Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork
26th August 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm
dron Hotel, Tallaght, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24
27th August 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, Church Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
2nd September 2019
9:00am to 11:30am
lon House Hotel, Carlingford Road R173, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd September 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm
ligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road, Sligo
3rd September 2019
5:00pm to 7:30pm
South Court Hotel, Limerick City
16th September 2019
9:00am to 11:30am
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 subject to capacity.
Contact Details
T: 01 704 3082
Twitter: @welfare_ie
Last modified:27/08/2019