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 Department of Social Protection. The LES forms one strand in a dual-stranded National Employment Service (NES):
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.
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. 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.
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 / Paula Hennessy, Administrator, Tel: 058 45750
Lismore: Julie O'Donnell, Co-Ordinator, Tel: 058 58025
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.