An Employers Forum which will take place on 5th March at 5.30 pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, will provide attendees with up to date information on a broad range of employment and development supports now available to businesses in this region and will highlight the role that business leaders can play in and combatting unemployment.
The forum’s keynote speaker, Padraic White, Chairman , Louth Economic forum has extensive experience and direct involvement in the area of employment creation and employability. He was the first Chairman of the Northside Area Partnership, Dublin, which pioneered links between employers and the unemployed. He currently chairs the Employment Services Board of West Belfast and Greater Shankill which jointly with an Employers Forum developed access to jobs for over 1,000 unemployed. A former MD of IDA-Ireland he is currently Chairman of a diverse range of Irish SMEs.
A panel of speakers from the private, public and voluntary sectors will provide information on a range of incentives for businesses including: financial incentives for job creation; practical and free employment supports for business; how work activation schemes can benefit your company and business development supports and programs.
The event is being organized by Worklink, www.worklink.ie a volunteer led, not-for-profit employment support organisation which has been formed in response to Ireland’s unemployment crisis. Worklink offers free support to employers, jobseekers and other bodies to maximize the uptake and effectiveness of work activation and other employment incentives designed to help jobseekers gain employment in Ireland.
The forum is being supported by Dundalk Chamber, Louth County Enterprise Board,
Louth Local Authorities Business Support Unit, Department of Social Protection, CIPD and Drogheda Chamber of Commerce. Joint sponsors are: Louth County Enterprise Board and Louth Local Authorities Business Support Unit.