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Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (WSTLAES)

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG Local Employment Service (LES) announcement

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG Local Employment Service (LES) is changing its name to the Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (WSTLAES) from September 1st 2022.  The LES will no longer be in operation, as and from August 31st 2022.

The LES closure is due to the Department of Social Protection’s plan to set up a new service following on from a tendering process. This will affect all the LES’s throughout the country.

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG LES has served the local community for over 25 years.  During that time, we appreciated the trust that was placed in us to provide a confidential, client centred and supportive service.

We have valued the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives especially during challenging times by providing much needed support through workshops, training and one to one engagement.

We would like to thank everyone who actively engaged with the LES and wish you well with all your future undertakings. All clients will continue to receive ongoing support up until August 31st.

From September 1st Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG will provide support to clients referred to us by the Department of Social Protection under the new service, the Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (WSTLAES).

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 058 44077 (Dungarvan), 058 54646 (Lismore) or 051 649516 (Carrick on Suir) or send us an email at info@wlp.ie  if you have any additional questions.

As soon as the new WSTLAES Facebook page and website is launched, we will announce it on our social media sites so please follow @WaterfordLeaderPartnership and @WLPLeader to see upcoming details on the new service.

We look forward to continuing to support individuals in our community on their journey to employment as part of a new Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (Waterford South Tipperary LAES).

 

FAQs 

Why is the Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG LES closing down?

This is due to the Department of Social Protection’s plan to set up a new service following on from a tendering process. Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG LES service is changing its name to Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (WSTLAES) from September 1s 2022.

What are the consequences for me as a client?

All current client files will be closed and returned to DSP and all personal information will be deleted in line with GDPR. All clients will continue to receive ongoing support up until August 31st 2022.

From September 1st the Waterford South Tipperary Local Area Employment Service (WSTLAES) will continue to support individuals in the community on their journey to employment.

What will happen to my information including my CV?

All personal information will be deleted in line with GDPR.

 

Will I receive support from the new service?

The Department of Social Protection will be referring clients into the new service, the Waterford South Tipperary Local Employment Area Service (WSTLEAS), in due course.

 

County Waterford LES is co-ordinated by Waterford Leader Partnership CLG under contract to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) and provides the follow supports/services to Jobseekers:

  • Professional one-to-one support to assist with career progression
  • Professional CV
  • Access to Job Vacancies listings and information; weekly Job Packs ( and available in our offices)
  • Assistance with Job Application Letters; application forms and aptitude tests
  • Interview Coaching & Job Seeking Skills
  • Assessment of current education, training and skills experience
  • Information on and referral to training courses available (Back to Education; Apprenticeships)
  • Access / information on free training courses available locally through the ETB
  • Access to financial support for accredited training
  • Information on DEASP Supports (including Jobs Plus;
  • Information on and referral to DEASP Community Employment (CE) and TUS Schemes.
  • Information on supports available to jobseekers regarding “Starting your own business”, through the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Assistance with completing Business Plans and referral to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
  • Use of public PC in our Carrick on Suir and Dungarvan offices to assist in job-seeking efforts.

County Waterford LES Offices:

Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre,
Carrick on Suir,
Co. Tipperary.
Contact: +353(51)649516

Presentation Community Development Building,
Mitchell Street,
Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford
Contact: +353(58)45750

Lismore Business Park,
Lismore,
Co. Waterford
Contact: +353(58)58025

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