If you're seeking advice and direction about jobs in your area, talk to Obair, Local Employment Service Network at Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be exhibiting from 10 am to 4 pm on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.
The Local Employment Service has offered a wide range of supports to job seekers and employers for over 20 years. They continue this under the auspices of the Galway City Partnership. The majority of the people who use the service are referred by the funder the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
However, Obair do have the capacity to offer services to people who are thinking about returning to work. Whether one's family is older or one is still looking for work even though their social welfare payment has run out. In fact the service is open to people who are in receipt of a variety of social welfare payments and none!
Obair can help you decide what is available to you, whether it be employment, training or education. Or if you want help in creating an effective CV then they would love to meet you.
The LES staff are highly trained and experienced in career guidance methods. In addition, they have specific qualifications in the provision of intensive employment guidance to long- term unemployed individuals. At its core, the service has a client-centred approach that recognises the wide range of barriers that may block an individual from accessing employment.
Furthermore, LES are a recognised quality service. LES Coordinator, Elaine Harvey, notes the importance of the Q Mark standard to the service:
“Local Employment Services throughout the country have maintained a Q Mark standard for over 10 years, which demonstrates the high quality of standards and excellence in each service and the dedication to ensuring that our people who use our service are provided with a professional specialised service.”
“We are immensely proud of our continuing success in achieving higher Q mark scores each year , it is a huge boost to our team who always keep the person at the heart of their work and strive to continually improve and adapt to the people who use our service’ needs.”