The Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) announced the seventh annual National Supported Employment Week, which will take place from Monday 7- Sunday 13 April 2014.
Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 9th April) is the high point of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day. The IASE is calling on businesses in Leitrim and throughout the country to support equal employment opportunities and sign up at www.iase.ie to participate.
Last year, over 460 individuals with a disability shadowed at 439 employment sites in Ireland, with 27 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result. Following on from its success in Ireland, National Supported Employment Week is set to roll-out in Europe, with 12 countries already committed to take part in 2015.
Many high profile individuals participated in Job Shadow Day last year to include Minister Joan Burton and popular Today FM presenter Ray D’Arcy.
Employers and job seekers interested in participating in Job Shadow Day 2014 are invited to register their interest at www.iase.ie.