Adult Continuing Education at UCC is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for an early 2014 intake of the Certificate in Career Needs Assessment, Planning and Support for Work
In addition to running our 6 week jobseekers course - the Worklink 'WorkOut' - in Dundalk, we now have a course up and running in Ballincollig, Cork! The purpose of this course is to get jobseekers 'Interview Fit' through an intensive 6 week programme that takes them right through from building a 'personal profile' and reviewing their CV to learning how to talk about their skills and interests at interview.
We hope to run this course again in the New Year and depending upon demand may roll it out to other areas around Cork City.
We are currently seeking a talented and driven individual with experience of managing volunteers to join our team. The Volunteer Coordinator will be a valued member of the team, and will act as the first point of contact with our volunteers and the general public, so excellent people and communications skills are a must! This position would best suit a person interested in helping to tackle unemployment, and preferably with some experience in recruitment, careers advice or social work.
On Friday the 18th October in partnership with the IE Network we are running a half day workshop on 'Career Directions'. Many jobseekers find themselves stuck because they are looking for the same job they've had before - these jobs may be scarce in the current market, or may never have suited them properly.
Worklink North-East are running a six week 'WorkOut' programme for unemployed people to get you "interview fit"! Come along to our Open Evening on Tues 15th
Worklink and JobCare are running an event for volunteers past, present and future on the 18th September 2013. The purpose of the event is to bring together volunteers and organisations who work with unemployed people, and to give an overview of the work being done by Worklink and JobCare respectively.
On the 21st August at we will be holding an information session for anyone interested in volunteering with us. We will be giving a general overview of Worklink and our programmes, followed by general discussion and light refreshments. The session will take place in Towers Watson, Trinity Point, South Leinster Street, D2,and will run from 18:30 - 20:00. If you would like to attend please email us - email@example.com
The Cork branch of Worklink in association with Really Useful Training and Development are holding a full-day career coaching session for jobseekers in Cork, with registration being open to all those currently unemployed in the South-East. The workshop will be run in two sessions covering topics such as CV review and enhancement, creating a Linkedin profile, and devising a 'personal action plan'. Please note that though this session is FREE, booking in advance is essential.
JobPlus provides a financial incentive to employers who recruit employees who are long term unemployed on the Live Register. There are two levels of incentives €7,500 to recruits unemployed for more than 12 months but less than 24 months and €10,000 for recruits unemployed for more than 24 months. This incentive will be payable monthly in arrears, over a two year period by the Department of Social Protection, and will be available to apply for through the Jobsplus website from the 1st July 2013
Worklink North East is holding a FREE half-day workshop for jobseekers in the Dundalk area entitled "Get That Job: Motivation & Strategies".
On 21St April, Worklink was delighted to be featured in an article by the Sunday Business Post, full text below -
Bridging a gap with job scheme
Through Worklink, HR professionals are volunteering to mentor jobseekers and assist employers in their local area, writes Gareth Naughton.
Last Friday saw the publication of the Government's 'Action Plan for Jobs 2013', which contained details of 333 new financial incentives and supports that aim to stimulate job creation and aid employers. One such initiative is the JobsPlus scheme, under which employers will be paid approximately 25% of the cost of a worker for two years if they recr
We are running an event for employers and business people in the North East Region. This forum will provide information and advice regarding the financial and practical supports available to employers and small enterprise. The event takes place on the 5th March 2013, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk and is supported by the Louth County Enterprise Board and the Louth Local Authorities Business Support Unit.
The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. today (Monday, 7th January 2013) welcomed the expansion of Worklink, an employment support network which assists employers in providing employment and work placement opportunities to jobseekers.