Labels get in the way, disabilities rarely do
Our mission is to assist with the integration of persons with a disability in County Louth into employment in the open labour market leading to independence and career progression and at the same time meeting employers’ labour requirements.
During 2017 we supported 127 jobseekers into employment and a further 3 jobseekers into JobBridge positions.
The Co-ordinator manages the day to day running of the service, meets new clients, deals with client queries and links with relevant organisations and employers in the community.
The Job Coach provides specialist employment support to assist the client to find and maintain suitable employment and also to provide support to the employer.
Phone: 087 638 6885
Drogheda Office: Unit 17, Floor 2, Workspace Centre, Mayoralty St, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Brenda Mc Evoy
Horseware Ireland is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of equestrian products. Horseware implements a fair social and corporate policy in conjunction with local disability organisations. We encourage work experience placements and employment of candidates with disabilities and special needs. We have always embraced diversity with all the supported employment services and have had numerous positive experiences working with Employability Louth. - Anne Newell
A huge thanks to the EmployAbility team for providing me staff who are hard working, organised and most of all honest. I have recently placed a staff member in Boots Chemist who's work ethic has been described as excellent by the management team. When I am looking to recruit, my first call is to the EmployAbility team, who I trust with all my staffing requirements.
McAteers The Food House
Over the past two years EmployAbility Service Louth has helped McAteers The Food House recruit three excellent employees. The scheme allows both the individual and the company to benefit. The three employees that we have taken on have become fully integrated and valued members of the team. Since they started we have seen dramatic changes in their confidence, initiative and general well-being. We would encourage other businesses to link in with EmployAbility. The company is benefiting as we have been able to offer employees an opportunity that might not have been possible without the support of the Wage Subsidy Scheme. The impact on the business has been very positive. The support from EmployAbility staff has also been invaluable.
Drogheda Credit Union
Earlier this year we approached EmployAbility Louth as we had a vacancy for two part – time administration positions, The people we employed are hard working, friendly, and go about their tasks with meticulous detail, which is what we look for in all our employees. Catherine from EmployAbility was very quick at addressing any problems that were encountered and helped to resolve them in a very effective, satisfactory and professional manner.
EmployAbility Service Louth has been a great support to us for the last four years. They have given fantastic support for both the employer and the employee with a "real" understanding of the needs for everyone involved. EmployAbility Service Louth were very quick in addressing and understanding whenever a problem was encountered and helped to resolve this in a very effective and satisfactory way.
We currently have two employees hired under the Wage Subsidy Scheme, doing a wide range of activities. The support payments system works perfectly and this as you can imagine helps our company’s bottom line. I have no hesitation in recommending this scheme to any employer and when I have a vacancy the first people I ring are EmployAbility Service Louth to see if there are any clients that have the skills set we need.
I can wholeheartedly recommend EmployAbility Service Louth to companies interested in this very unique opportunity.
Irish Military War Museum Drogheda
Since linking up with Employability we have been extremely happy with the service that they have provided. They provided several candidates for interview and James, who we employed, has fitted in well since starting. He is an enthusiastic member of the team and has been a great addition all round. I would not hesitate to recommend Employability and intend to work with them again in the future.
EmployAbility staff listened and understood what I was looking for and found me my dream job. They helped me every step of the way, with C.V preparation and mock interviews, they built my confidence back up after years of unemployment, due to the nature of my disability I required a flexible understanding employer, My job coach explained everything and paved the way for me. I will always be grateful for the help I received. I am now working 10 hrs per week.
Thanks to EmployAbility Service Louth I am now happily placed in a position with a successful multinational. My Disability Officer in DKIT told me about Employability Service Louth. I made contact with them a few weeks before I finished my IT degree. I couldn’t believe the warm, friendly, reception I got from the staff there. Very early in the process my Job Coach suggested that I should consider an Internship. I agreed as I had absolutely no work experience in IT. My Job Coach kept in close contact with me and my employer during the 9 months internship. I’m now working full time in a job I love. I am very grateful for the time and effort EmployAbility Service Louth put into finding me a suitable internship that lead to a job.
Victory’s Supermarket Dunleer
I have hired a number of staff through Employability Service Louth. They have been professional and very helpful at all times. As a result of linking with Employability Service Louth we have obtained the perfect job match for our store. I would recommend contacting their service if you have a vacancy to fill.
Keelings (Van Dijk Nurseries) Dundalk
For over four years, Keelings (Van Dijk Nurseries) have supported Employability Louth’s Services. We have enjoyed high quality and engaged staff through the service. I have no hesitation and would encourage any respective staff or employers to engage with this inclusive programme.
I was diagnosed with MS 4 years ago, slowly but surely I realised I was no longer able to continue working in construction and had to eventually give up my job, this really hit me hard. I knew I was no longer able for full time work due to the fatigue associated with the MS. I went to my local Intreo office for help, they referred me to EmployAbility Service Louth. I have found them to be excellent, from the get go I felt the Job Coach understood my difficulties and concerns; we had regular meetings, during this time we explored various work avenues and my C.V was updated and improved. I also got help with interview preparation. My Job Coach contacted a range of employers on my behalf. Following a short work experience in a local builder’s suppliers store I secured a part time job. The job suits me perfectly. In short, the service I received from EmployAbility Service Louth was exemplary. I can’t recommend them highly enough