Official Website Launch

We launched our new website and online services in late April with a breakfast event at Boxworks Co-Work Space. Cllr Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City and County, officially launched the website and endorsed the importance of having a service that brings employers and jobseekers together. He expressed excitement at the change Waterford is experiencing with the launch of the Greenway and other future developments, emphasising the importance of building strong links between growing businesses and the local community.

Guest speakers
Margaret Fleming, Dessert First, Joe Stokes, CEO Waterford Area Partnership, Cllr Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City & County, Liam Murphy DSP and Mags O Connor, WCLES

We demonstrated how easy, quick and simple the website is to use. You simply complete a very straight forward online form and your job gets added to our website and social media pages. We are growing our visits and interaction rates steadily and have had very positive feedback from employers who have used the service. As well as free job advertising, Waterford City LES can put forward candidates for jobs from our own client base. We know our clients very well and we only recommend applicants that we know will be a good fit for the job. Employers appreciate this element of our service.

Lucy Reinl, WCLES, Cllr Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City and County, Mags O Connor & Bridget O Connor, WCLES
Lucy Reinl, WCLES, Cllr Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City and County, Mags O Connor & Bridget O Connor, WCLES
Mary Byrne and Gayle Barry. WAP and Kelly Cummins, Waterford Chamber Skillnet networking at the event
Mary Byrne and Gayle Barry. WAP and Kelly Cummins, Waterford Chamber Skillnet networking at the event

Waterford City LES works under contract for Department of Social Protection, thus we can offer advice with applying for state incentives such as €10,000 JobsPlus grant. Margaret Fleming of Dessert First who employs 24 people locally, shared her experience of using this grant to help grow her business. Having set up the business in 2010, during difficult economic times, Margaret explained the positive impact of having the extra cash flow afforded by this grant to facilitate growing her business. “It’s a no-brainer,” says Margaret, “it was straight forward to access and it’s essentially free money to help with the costs of a growing team.”

Some of the attendees listening to Margaret Fleming of Dessert First sharing her experience of using JobsPlus grant
Some of the attendees listening to Margaret Fleming of Dessert First sharing her experience of using JobsPlus grant

If you are a business seeking to grow your team or an unemployed jobseeker looking for work you’ll find plenty of help, just get in touch – we are waiting for your call