Turas Nua be­gins em­ploy­ment drive

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THE na­tional em­ploy­ment ac­ti­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion, Turas Nua, has an­nounced it’s to in­crease its ef­forts to en­gage with Wex­ford based em­ploy­ers over the com­ing year with plans to tar­get an ad­di­tional 560 busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Model County.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion, which cur­rently works with 1,716 Wex­ford-based em­ploy­ers, has placed 2,463 peo­ple in jobs and de­liv­ers the JobPath pro­gramme on be­half of the Depart­ment of Em­ploy­ment Af­fairs and So­cial Pro­tec­tion.

Turas Nua en­gages with the long-term un­em­ployed and helps get them back into the work­force. To-date 11,776 peo­ple in Co Wex­ford have par­tic­i­pated in train­ing cour­ses de­liv­ered as part of pro­grammes pro­vided by the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Turas Nua’s em­ployer ser­vice in­cludes the pro­vi­sion of train­ing and devel­op­ment cour­ses specif­i­cally de­signed to meet em­ploy­ers’ re­quire­ments, on-site vis­its to en­sure the em­ploy­ers’ needs are be­ing ad­dressed, de­tailed can­di­date screen­ing, the pro­vi­sion of off­site in­ter­view space as well as ad­vice on how em­ploy­ers can progress their work­force and free em­ployee train­ing.

Speak­ing about the forth­com­ing fo­cus on Co Wex­ford, Turas Nua Di­rec­tor, Colin Don­nery, said: ‘We are mak­ing a con­cen­trated ef­fort over the com­ing year to work with ad­di­tional em­ploy­ers through­out Wex­ford. This in­cludes em­ploy­ers of all sizes, from house­hold name brands to lo­cal op­er­a­tions and start-up busi­nesses.’

Mr Don­nery said his or­gan­i­sa­tion can tai­lor its ap­proach re­spec­tive to each sit­u­a­tion and em­ployer it deals with.

‘We can tai­lor our ap­proach to give them [em­ploy­ers] what they need,’ he said.

‘ That fo­cus ap­plies dur­ing the re­cruit­ment process and in the pro­vi­sion of post-hire sup­port,’ he added.

Mr Don­nery said it has proven to be ef­fi­cient and has led to the or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing re­peat­edly with most of its em­ploy­ment part­ners in Co Wex­ford.

‘We are here to help im­prove the en­tire em­ploy­ment ac­ti­va­tion process,’ he said.

‘ That means work­ing with em­ploy­ers as well as job­seek­ers [and that’s] why we have put a lot of fo­cus into de­vel­op­ing a strong pack­age of sup­port for em­ploy­ers,’ he added.

He said cre­at­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties is a qual­i­ta­tive process that needs to ben­e­fit both the em­ployer and the em­ployee.

‘We un­der­stand that em­ploy­ers don’t just want em­ploy­ees, they want the right em­ploy­ees,’ he said.

With re­gard to the fu­ture he com­mented: ‘We ex­pect the num­ber of Wex­ford com­pa­nies we are work­ing with to keep grow­ing mean­ing more job­seek­ers can se­cure last­ing jobs and more em­ploy­ers can thrive by se­cur­ing the staff they re­quire.’

Colin Don­nery, Di­rec­tor with Turas Nua.

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