Mid West companies become more disability confident

first_imgMunster winger Liam Coombes braced for Benetton battle Facebook NewsMid West companies become more disability confidentBy Staff Reporter – June 14, 2016 961 Print Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter COMPANIES in Limerick and Clare are becoming disability confident as a result of a six-month pilot project delivered by the National Disability Authority.The project, which was funded by the Department of Justice, was delivered by EmployAbility Clare and Shannon Chamber, in conjunction with EmployAbility Limerick and Ennis and Limerick Chambers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Four Limerick companies, Garry IT, Thomond Park, Northern Trust and E-Fone, were among the twelve local businesses nominated as disability champion companies. The results of a disability-awareness and participation survey were published last week along with the launch of a new website, www.disabilityconfidence.ieAcknowledging the role of the job shadow participants, EmployAbility Limerick team leader, Ursula Mackenzie said: “We had such a positive response across Limerick and Clare with a record number of businesses hosting job shadow opportunities for jobseekers with a disability; it is so encouraging for the future.”EmployAbility Clare team leader Helen McQuillan added: “It’s the simple things done with grace that make these companies exemplary. There is scope for a lot more companies to become involved in our programme so we would encourage businesses to avail of grants for disability awareness training. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSE-FoneEmployAbility LimerickGarry ITNorthern TrustThomond Park center_img Limerick Post Show | SOS Thomond Park Sleepout WATCH – Holland in top shape ahead of the new season Riverfest postponed and arts venues cancel Previous articleMissing Limerick woman found safe and wellNext articleCourt told man broke in to house carrying large butcher’s knife Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Support Shannon RFC’s ‘No Show Charity Game’ Email Ireland’s first female Steeplejack makes “last climb” at Thomond Park last_img

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