Seetec’s JobPath service secures work for almost 600 people through its service in Carrick on Shannon
Pictured are (L to R): Louise Flannery Employment Service Consultant Seetec, Joe Grennan GSL Security, Mary McGovern Joe McGovern Transport, Joe Dolan Managing Director The Bush Hotel, Ciara Maxwell The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, Noeleen Nannery Business Manager Seetec
Seetec has confirmed it has helped almost 600 people secure employment through its JobPath service in Carrick on Shannon on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), bringing the total to 30,000 people into work across Ireland since JobPath began in July 2015.
These new figures are confirmed as Seetec celebrates four years of operation in County Leitrim at its office in Carrick on Shannon. The service supports clients back into work, providing them with career guidance, self-employment advice, CV support, and interview and IT training.
On Friday, February 28th, about 40 invited guests joined the Seetec team in Carrick on Shannon to celebrate four years of service. Guests included clients of the service, local employers as well as local Councillors, TD’s, Senators, training providers and members of the Intreo team in Carrick on Shannon.
The community event was hosted at Seetec’s centre at Somerview House, Dublin Road Carrick on Shannon and coincided with figures released by Seetec that shows its Carrick on Shannon team has helped 500 people find full-time employment with a further 90 securing part-time work.
Talking of the event Noeleen Nannery, Seetec Business Manager for the Midlands, commented:
“It is fantastic to see Seetec has helped so many people in Carrick on Shannon and surrounding areas into employment over its first four years here. It is very satisfying to be able to make a positive impact on our clients’ lives in helping them find sustained employment, while also providing an important service to businesses in the region, helping them to grow.
“Our teams have worked really hard to become a valued part of the communities we serve, and I’m very proud of the positive impact we have made.”
Marian Harkin, T.D., for Sligo–Leitrim, commented:
“Speaking to some of the participants, I was particularly struck by the positive assessment of the scheme. The support structures provided are so valuable when it comes to assessing employment. One participant I spoke to said, “we are not on our own trying to navigate the job market, and that has proved vital to me personally in gaining employment.”
Frank Feighan, T.D., for Sligo–Leitrim, commented:
“I think it's incredible, I employed over 30 people before politics. It’s a service I would like to avail of. The testimonial from the service users and employers was very powerful.”
Joe Dolan, Employer from MD Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon, commented:
“Meeting our employment requirements is becoming increasingly difficult in the current labour market; the service provided by Seetec is an additional aid to me when recruiting for my business.
“Louise in Jobpath understands what I am looking for when I’m recruiting for staff. My working partnership with Seetec has been very successful over the past few years, and I look forward to continue working with them in the future.”
Seetec announced earlier this year that they had become one of Ireland and the UK’s largest employee-owned public services companies, giving its 237 employees in Ireland and 2,535 employees intotal across the UK the opportunity to share in the businesses success.