100 Jobs Campaign - the Results are In
The Results are In....
EmployAbility Galway today officially released the number of jobs placed as part of their #100jobs campaign to commerate 1916. The idea for the initiative was developed by jobs coordinator, Pauline O' Dwyer to honour the men and women of 1916 and respect the life and values of the proclamation, giving all men and women in Ireland the chance to equal treatment.
The target was set at 100 jobs, to coincide with the 100 year anniversary and over 122 employers pledged jobs from the galway region. Minister Finian McGrath released the offical number of jobs placed at todays celebration event and the result is amazing, with the target being met and 101 jobs were placed to people with a disability in Galway in 2016!
Minister McGrath congratulated the team at EmployAbility Galway for all their hard efforts throughout the year to achieve such an amazing target. The Minister also highlighted that contrary to some public views "People with disabilities want to work" and can make a real contribution to the workplace and to society. The minister said that "the broader society are missing out on people with key skills" by not considering people with disabilities for jobs.
By giving people with a disability a chance to work, you are providing equal opportunities and an opportunity for them to not only prove themselves and their ability but also improve. Employers can reap the rewards by having engaged, loyal and satisfied employees.
Well done to the EmployAbility Galway team and the employing organisations involved.