Employability Limerick Supports Job Shadow Day- Employability in Thomond Park. Picture: Keith Wiseman
In a demonstration of their commitment to disability confidence a record number of businesses across Limerick have hosted job shadow opportunities again this year, for jobseekers with a disability.
EmployAbility limerick, who are one of the organisations who promote the Job shadow initiative locally, say they are delighted with the response from Limerick businesses this year.
Ursula Mackenzie, Coordinator said, “Job Shadow Day is designed to give people with disabilities the unique opportunity to get a close up look at the world of work for one day in April each year, but this year we have had such a positive response that we have decided to continue the Job Shadow right into May.
Limerick Job shadow started on the 27 April with Northern Trust, Ambicare, An Garda Síochána, R.E.M. Raheen and then continued onto Friday 6 with Thomond Park where Director John Cantwell and Colm Moran from the home of Munster Rugby welcomed Conor to the stadium, where he helped prepare the pitch for last Saturdays Munster Vs Scarlets match.
The corporate sector is also well represented again this year with Northern Trust who welcomed EmployAbility clients to a day’s mentoring on interview preparation skills. We also looking forward to hosting the jobshadow with Mary Immaculate College and Irish Recruitment Consultants in the coming days.
Job Shadow is an opportunity to demonstrate disability confidence in a simple way, to promote inclusive workplaces and communities and to shine a spotlight on people’s abilities and interests.
EmployAbility Limerick is a specialised employment service that provides support services for those living with an injury, illness or disability, was launched today at its new premises on Mallow Street. The service also tends to local business recruitment needs throughout the Limerick city and county areas.
All services provided are free, not only for clients but also for employers, with free recruitment and employment services provided for potential employers. Help and support is offered to applicants, to ease people back into employment and to overcome any hurdles they may face.