Revealed – State company’s plan to create hundreds of new jobs in Kilkenny
THE company that delivers the JobPath programme on behalf of the Government plans to help create hundreds of new jobs in Kilkenny over the next year.
Turas Nua announced it is increasing its efforts to work with more employers in Kilkenny. The company already works with 712 employers across the county, and they now plan to add another 230 businesses and organisations over the next 12 months.
The employment activation organisation delivers the JobPath programme on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in 13 counties across the southern half of the Republic of Ireland. They are now placing approximately 1,000 people in jobs each month.
In Kilkenny they have already helped 1,029 people find work and expect that number to increase further over the coming months.
Turas Nua Director Colin Donnery said: “We are making a concentrated effort over the coming year to work with additional employers from throughout Kilkenny. This includes employers of all sizes, from household name brands to local operations and start-up businesses. Employers large and small have all seen how we can tailor our approach to give them what they need. That focus applies both during the recruitment process and in the provision of post hire support. This approach has helped us work with most of our employer partners in Kilkenny again and again as new job opportunities arise, involving fresh needs for the employer. “
Turas Nua helps to prepare long term unemployed to secure and sustain employment. Across their entire area of operations Turas Nua has now placed more than 20,000 long term unemployed people in work. A total of 4,414 people in Kilkenny have participated in training courses delivered as part of the bespoke training programme provided by Turas Nua for each participant.