Over 750 employers to inspire careers of job seekers with disability

February 19, 2015 

The eighth annual Job Shadow Day will see more than 750 employers sign up to this year’s Job Shadow campaign with almost 500 placements expected from companies who will participate for the first time.

Job Shadow Day an initiative of Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE), gives people with disabilities the unique opportunity to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the works place.  The experience provided on Job Shadow Day has proven to be invaluable for the employers, workers and people with disabilities involved, to date Job Shadow has provided of 3,000 shadowing opportunities and over 120 jobs for people with disabilities.

Host companies provide a works place mentor who will be shadowed for a day allowing a job seeker to gain a greater insight into a particular job. Former participants include An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, celebrity chef Neven Maguire and radio personality Ray D’Arcy and Saturday Night Show presenter Brendan O’Connor.

The day is supported by a professional job coach who will providing guidance and assistance to both the job seeker and the host company making the day a very positive experience for all involved.

The IASE, a national organisation headquartered in Mayo which promotes equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups, IASE is leading the way when it comes to developing more inclusive workplaces.

Employers interested in taking part this year can register via www.iase.ie email jobshadow@iase.ie or telephone 097 82894 for more information.

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