The Local Employment Service Network - LES - provides a guidance and placement service for the unemployed.
Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd. provides this service under contract to FAS. The LES forms one strand in a dual-stranded National Employment Service (NES):
- FAS, the National Training and Employment Authority, operates the Employment Services (ES); and
- Local Area Partnership Companies operate the Local Employment Services Networks (LESN) on contract for service from FAS.
The objective of the LES is to provide services to the long-term unemployed and those most removed from the labour market, as a direct response to the local context within which the LES is located. The LES delivers personalised services to those most in need and most distanced from the labour market.
County Waterford Local Employment Sevice (LES) Update.
The County Waterford LES is delighted to announce that a new Information (WATIS) Machine has been installed in its Dungarvan office. This fantastic resource, which enables jobseekers access details of local vacancies and training / education opportunities, has been available in the Carrick office since 2006.
The LES is a service which assists the jobseeker in taking practical steps towards securing employment by providing access to a range of employment, training and education opportunities. In 2007, the LES has organised many training programmes, on behalf of clients, in Basic Computer Training; ECDL; Communications / Personal Development; Failte Ireland "Bar Skills Training" and Failte Ireland "Food & Wine Service Skills Training". The service also provides jobseekers with assistance with CV's, Cover Letters and Interview Preparation.
In 2006, the LES attained Q-Mark, an approved Quality Management System and Continuous Improvement Programme based on an Evaluation of the LES's overall Quality Programme. This Quality Mark was awarded by the EIQA, Excellence Ireland Quality Association and will be assessed on an annual basis.
The LES is a free and confidential service for all jobseekers who are unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. To register with the LES or to find out more about the services, please contact the following offices:
Carrick-on-Suir: Anne Dalton, Mediator / Christine Rockett, Administrator, Tel: 051 649516
Dungarvan: Niamh Kuhne, Mediator / Jillian O'Brien, Administrator, Tel: 058 45750
Lismore: Julie O'Donnell, Co-Ordinator, Tel: 058 54646
LES Staff pictured with one of the Information Kiosks and their Q-Mark Award.
From left: Christine Rockett, Administrator; Julie O'Donnell, Co-ordinator; Niamh Kuhne, Mediator and Anne Dalton, Mediator.