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New programme aims to help women find work

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 5:54pm

A new programme that aims to support women who currently work at home but wish to find work outside the home was launched recently in Cork.
David Stanton, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality officially launched Cork City Partnership’s Women into Employment Programme last Friday.

The aim of this innovative programme is to support women currently working in the home who are interested in working outside the home.

The Minister launched the Women into Employment Programme at the offices of Cork City Partnership Clg in Heron House in Blackpool.

He said: “This project is part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (2014-2020) and is aimed at promoting a fair and balanced society where all citizens have the right to work. Addressing social and economic disadvantage and removing barriers to participation in the workforce empowers women to fulfil their full potential enriching their own lives, their families lives and entire communities and increases the pool of potential leaders for the country.”

Siobhán O’Neill, Employment Support Worker who is delivering the Programme on behalf of Cork City Partnership stated that “women have really responded to the programme which includes training supports such as developing personal effectiveness skills for the workplace, job seeking skills, CV preparation, interview skills coaching, and skill specific training”.

A key benefit for participants on this Programme is the one-to-one support provided at the beginning of their participation on the Programme, the personalised training provided and finally the one-to-one mentoring which is also provided for a number of weeks after participants gain employment to help smooth their entry into the workplace.

Cork City Partnership’s Women into Employment Programme will be running over three years and women interested in finding out more about it should contact Siobhán O’Neill at: 021-4302310 or email soneill@partnershipcork.ie.

This project is co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.

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