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Promoting diverse talents in the workplace with Job Shadow Day 2015.


Winnie’s Craft Cafe is delighted to be participating in Job Shadow Day 2015.

Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 22nd April), organized by the Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE), will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day.

Everybody is getting involved to open their doors to ability and workplace inclusion, whether it are local businesses and organisations in your area, TV personalities or the Taoiseach! This truly is a great opportunity to promote inclusive business and employment.

Job Shadow Day brings people with disabilities and local employers together to highlight the valuable contribution people with disabilities can, and do make in the workplace. Last year, over 625 individuals with a disability shadowed at 501 employment sites throughout Ireland, with 34 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result., Ireland’s number one recruitment website, is the main sponsor of National Supported Employment Week and Job Shadow Day.
This year, the IASE is inviting the public to play a more active role by joining the conversation on social media - tweeting a workplace selfie under the hashtag #workie, taking a 60 second video explaining why you support Job Shadow Day, or by nominating a company committed to workplace diversity under the hashtag #JSnominate (@IASEemployment).

There is still time to register; employers and job seekers interested in taking part in Job Shadow Day 2015 are invited to express their interest at or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or telephone 097 82894 for more information.

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