EmployAbility Galway announce new Patron

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At a recent event in Galway Technology Centre, outgoing EmployAbility Galway Parton Sean O Coistealbha  announced the new Patron of EmployAbility Galway Michael FitzGerald of OnePageCRM.

Michael first found out about us when our Board member Mark Quick approached him about a CRM account in 2014.  When Mark told him about our work Michael decided to donate us a free account for life because he really liked the work we do.  He has pledged to support us by both offering advice and expertise to help us place more clients within the Technology Sector and to help us increase awareness of our service to employers in the  Galway Tech sector.

OnePageCRM has been a fundamental part of the achievement of the #110jobs campaign target, by enabling us to work collaboratively and remotely at the same time and to track all our interactions with employers to provide much faster follow up and customer service to both employers and clients.

EmployAbility Galway Acknowledge support of Patron Sean O Choistealbha

At a recent event in Galway Technology Centre, we recognised the work of our outgoing Patron Sean O Coistealbha  who has supported us since coming on board in 2013.  

Sean has been a huge support to us as Patron and has on several occasions spoken publicly about our work on Radio na Gaeltachta and at a number of public events. As well as publicly promoting the work of EmployAbiltiy Galway and linking us with employers in the Conamara Ghaeltacht Sean has also been a committed employer who has provided employment opportunities for 6 people with disabilities over the years.

We were delighted to have Minister of State for Disability Issues TD Finian McGrath present Sean with a gift to recognise his effort, support and commitment, over the last few years.

Míle buíochas Seán le haghaidh du chuid taca ar feadh na blianta.  Tá muid an buíoch duit

 

Minister announces results of #100jobs campaign

What a fantastic turnout we had for the announcement of the result of the #100jobs campaign! We were honoured to have Minister Finian McGrath join us to make the formal announcement, and on arriving into the Galway Technology Centre, the Minister was both surprised and delighted to see such a busy gathering of Galway City and County business people and organisations come along to support us that morning.

We are extremely grateful to the local business people who worked with us to achieve the fantastic end result of 122 jobs pledged and 101 people place in employment in 2016.  

Thanks to our Board members who supported us with the campaign and also to Department of Social Protection our funders

Pobal Conference Report

 

Following the successful Pobal conference in November 2016 on 'Creating an Inclusive Labour Market', Pobal have now  published  their conference report.  "The report captures the essence of the day and presents the learning that came forward.  It provides a summary of the key messages and a synopsis of the plenaries and workshops."

EmployAbility Galway were delighted to have been invited to attend and speak at the conference, in partnership with Medtronic, who have been strong supporters of workplace diversity and inclusion, and who have supported and inspired us over the years we have worked with them.  

 

 

#100jobs countdown - 3 weeks to go

We are feeling pretty excited to be heading home for the weekend with 111 pledges and 97 people placed.  Thanks so much to all the people who have helped us get this far, just three more jobs to go! 

If you are a business person looking to employ staff we would be delighted to have you help us by pledging a job.  In return we will promise to do our very best to find you the best person in Galway  for your job.  

Maybe you aren't in a position to help us hire directly?  Don't worry!  You can still help us by spreading the word on Social Media, or by Word of Mouth.

If you want to find out more about the campaign just click on  #100jobs for all the information, or you can give us a call on 091 755 235 or 086 3800444, or send an email to pauline@employabilitygalway.ie

#100jobs countdown - 4 weeks to go

The #100jobs campaign is looking really positive now with 105 jobs pledged and 93 positions filled since 01 January 2016.  Thanks so much to all the people who have helped us get this far. We are so close now we want to give one last push to get us across the line and place 100 jobs seekers with disabilities before 31 December 2016

If you are a business person looking to employ staff we would be delighted to have you help us by pledging a job.  In return we will promise to do our very best to find you the best person in Galway  for your job.  

Maybe you aren't in a position to help us hire directly?  Don't worry!  You can still help us by spreading the word on Social Media, or by Word of Mouth.

If you want to find out more about the campaign just click on  #100jobs for all the information, or you can give us a call on 091 755 235 or 086 3800444, or send an email to pauline@employabilitygalway.ie

 

Guide to recruiting and supporting deaf colleagues

 "Breaking the sound barrier is a  guide to recruiting and supporting deaf colleagues" which we were given by Tony at DeafHear.  

"This guide has been developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society as part of the Transitions project and is supported by the Department for Education. The booklet is written with young people aged 16 to 25 in mind but the content is relevant to deaf employees of all ages"

 

 

#100jobs Countdown - 5 weeks to go

We now have five weeks left in the countdown for our #100jobs campaign and we are delighted to confirm that we  now have   103 jobs pledged by Galway City and County employers as of yesterday.  

Now we really believe that with a few more pledges on your part, and a little bit of job matching on our part, we can have 100 in new  jobs by 31 December 2016. We think we can but we need your help to make it happen.  

If you are a business person looking to employ staff we would be delighted to have you help us by pledging a job.  In return we will promise to do our very best to find you the best person in Galway  for your job.  

Maybe you aren't in a position to help us hire directly?  Don't worry!  You can still help us by spreading the word on Social Media, or by Word of Mouth.

If you want to find out more about the campaign just click on  #100jobs for all the information, or you can give us a call on 091 755 235 or 086 3800444, or send an email to pauline@employabilitygalway.ie

Galway Chamber Business Awards - Customer Service Category Winners

Well, just when we thought our year couldn't get any better, we were thrilled to be announced as the Customer Service Category winners at the Galway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards last Saturday night.  This award means a huge amount to everybody who works at EmployAbility Galway, and will have a positive impact in helping us develop our business.  The publicity from this event and the credibility it gives us will lead to increased levels of employer interest and  more jobs for our cleints clients.

We would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for running the awards, Bank of Ireland who sponsored the Customer Service Category, Customer Service Excellence Ireland for their excellent training, Department of Social Protection who fund our work, Eyre Square Dental who won last year for sharing their Customer Service Excellence secrets with us,  OnePageCRM for making it possible to provide excellent customer service, our Board of Directors who give their time voluntarily, and finally our Patron Sean O Coistealbha for his belief in our work.  

Congratulations to all the other category winners and especially to the overall winners SSL Logistics