Free recruitment supports to employers

wcdlWestmeath Community Development offers free recruitment supports to employers

On Thursday next, August 7th, Westmeath Community Development (WCD) are holding an information briefing for local employers, on the recruitment supports available from WCD.  The event will be held in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone, from 1-2pm.

Noel Breslin, Job Club manager with WCD explained “we have over 9,000 people on the live register in Co Westmeath. Our role is to work with a subset of this number who are actively seeking work. Last year 136 clients of WCD, the vast majority of those on the live register, secured employment.  Our event in Athlone is part of our overall plans to increase this further.

This event has three objectives;

  1. To inform local employers of the numbers of people we have today, the skills they have , and the areas of work they are interested in.
  2. To inform local employers of various state supports that they could be availing of when filling vacancies with people from the live register.
  3. To inform local employers that we can assist them in their recruitment processes, reducing the time and costs involved in recruitment. 

We often hear from our own clients about sending in CV’s and not hearing back on their applications. We also hear stories of small businesses being inundated with applications for positions, which is costly and time consuming for the owner/manager of business who has to carry out the recruitment process themselves. We can assist them in this task.

We have a database of highly skilled people with good expertise, knowledge and skills in a variety of industries, who are actively seeking employment throughout the county right now. We can also assist employers to refine their selection process by shortlisting desirable applicants with relevant skills and suitability. This in turn frees up time in the recruitment process for employers, by selecting and focusing on the most suitable applicants. Our services are free of charge, providing further cost savings for employers. .   

We hope that local employers will be able to attend on Thursday, but even if they can’t, we would be delighted to discuss our services with them. They can contact us in Athlone on Ph: 090 64 16121 or by email,, and in Mullingar, 044 9348571, or by email Information on our supports for employers is also available here.