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 2020 we supported 103 jobseekers into employment.
During 2019 we supported 140 jobseekers into employment.
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
I couldn't recommend this service enough. The help, encouragement, and support from the EmployAbility Job Coach was excellent. She helped compile my CV, and before every interview, she was always available to prep me. She is always contactable by email. I am now in part-time employment.
Before I started with my Job Coach I had no confidence in returning to employment; since working with her, she has given me the foundations to support me in my employment journey and has always supported me with employment and my own personal development also. The on-going support has pushed me to keep going and has been invaluable to where I am now. I am now in full-time employment as a technical support advisor for the UK's largest broadband provider and enjoying the benefits of job satisfaction and on-going support from her.
I recently used EmployAbility Service Louth to help me source my new job. My facilitator went above and beyond the call of duty to help me prepare my CV. We considered many jobs together until we both agreed on one that might suit me. I felt quietly confident going into the interview as we had spent several meetings going through interview skills and to help me prepare for my interview, we completed many mock interviews. The good news is I got the job which I am now 3 months in and loving it. My facilitator has told me she is with me for the long haul. She is definitely the reason I secured this job. My advice is to take a chance phone EmployAbility Service Louth.
I am delighted with the service I got from EmployAbility Service Louth. They helped me with my CV and Interview preparation. They even sat down with me to do mock Interviews, this really built up my confidence. My Job Coach helped me to get the job I’m in today, I am so grateful for all the help and support received.
EmployAbility Service Louth is a wonderful service, and I first came across it in May 2019. I had completed my Master's and found it quite difficult to gain employment.
EmployAbility Service Louth changed this and put me in the right direction. The first day I met my job coach, we had a chat, and I was introduced and informed of numerous opportunities and pathways that I could avail of to gain employment.
The supports and encouragement that I received was fantastic. The cv preparation that I received was excellent. To have a second person review my curriculum vitae and advise me of ways to improve it was brilliant.
The mock interviews give me great confidence to answer any question that I was asked. It wasn’t long until I began my first day in the working world.
My job coach was there to support me every step of the way, informing me of my entitlements and how to sort out my Revenue.
I will always look to EmployAbility Service Louth for any advice that I may need in the future regarding my employment and opportunities that may arise.
EmployAbility Service Louth helped me to obtain my first professional job, which suited my chosen vocation perfectly. My Job Coach helped me organise my CV, structure answers for interviews, and to supply relevant information to the questions. The one on one meetings really benefited me, and I felt more confident applying for jobs and getting experience in attending interviews with this agency's support. I also appreciated them checking to see if I was secure in my new position once I had landed the job. I would highly recommend EmployAbility Service Louth's services if you are potentially seeking a job in any capacity
I really appreciated all the help I received from EmployAbility Service Louth. My Job Coach arranged for me to compile a current CV in preparation for interviews he had arranged for me. Along with CV preparation, he also took me through interview procedures. I had no problem getting employment with the help of my Job Coach as he set me up with an interview within weeks of contacting him.
That was 2 years ago now, and he still checks in with me to ensure I am still happy with my employment.
I cannot praise EmployAbility Services Louth enough and would take this opportunity to once again thank them for all their help.
Jenny McDonald – Colorcode Hair Salon Dundalk
Having worked with Employability Service Louth for two years I would highly recommend their services. We have placed employee's using the YESS programme for a period of time to train them in & find if they are a perfect match for our team, thankfully everything worked out great, all now working in fulltime positions under the WSS Scheme. Employability Service Louth took care of all the paperwork and the job coach really match the perfect employee for our team.
Michael Briscoe – Expert Electrix
We are delighted to partner with EmployAbility Louth. They embrace the opportunity to help place the right candidate with the right employer, and they continue to support both throughout.
We would definitely recommend the EmployAbility team as a first point of call when seeking a recruit.
“We all have the ability to show others their capabilities in the workplace”.
Paul – Workspace. i.e., Drogheda
Employability Service Louth have provided us with an excellent service over the past number of years. They really listen to our recruitment needs and have supported us with the full recruitment cycle of identifying job opportunities, writing job descriptions, sourcing candidates, arranging interviews, and following through on job offers. We have hired high caliber candidates who have proven to be loyal, hardworking, reliable, and valued members of staff. Employability Service Louth provides a great service that is supportive and inclusive of all. We will happily work with Employability Service again in the future.
Over the past number of years, we have linked with Employability Service Louth to assist us in the procurement of reliable, motivated and dedicated staff.
The Job Coach has always taken the time to provide information on the grants and incentives available to employers and has assisted us with every step of the application.
The scheme has been beneficial to our employees and business alike, and it has been great to see the employee's confidence and skills develop. The impact on our business has been very positive. I would recommend Employability Service Louth to other employers.
Anne McGoldrick – Managing Director – Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health has worked with EmployAbility for several years now and has found the team so helpful and professional to deal with. They provide excellent support throughout the employment term, not just to the employee but also to the employer. As a company, we have gained so much from our experience on so many levels and look forward to working with EmployAbility long into the future.
Sandra Byrne – Managing Director ELITE FORM
We are in the business of Sheet Metal Fabrication since 1974. Over the last few years, we have taken on several people through Employability Louth. Every single person has been perfect for the role we happened to be recruiting for at the time, which in part is due to the liaison officer assigned to us. We have never had anything but a good experience with this agency and would highly recommend it. We have covered many roles such as Caretaker, machine operators through to office staff. Couldn’t praise highly enough!
What can I say about EmployAbility Service Louth in Drogheda, They have been absolutely brilliant from day one. I never knew about this service and I'm sorry I didn't know about it sooner. Going down to have a meeting with them I was so nervous, I had no idea what work I was capable of or what I wanted to do. EmployAbility set me down and talked over different job options and benefits. They were so easy to chat with and so helpful. At the time my reading and writing wasn't great and EmployAbility helped me by getting me in touch with NALA in Louth, now my reading and writing skills are better than before. Also my health has been great and the job I am in suits me down to the ground - All thanks to EmployAbility Service Louth - Big thanks.
Ruby's Vintage Style Tearoom, Dundalk
EmployAbility Service Louth has been an integral part of our recruitment process over the last three year. They understand and listen to the employer needs along with the employee during their term of employment. I found them quick to address a problem if it was encountered, in a professional manner. EmployAbility Service Louth has excellent knowledge of supports and financial packages available to employers and I would encourage other business to link with EmployAbility Service Louth.
Early Days Foods Ltd.
I have been working with EmployAbility Service Louth for over 3 years now and they are my "go to people" for new staff. I have found them to be very professional with a genuine passion for delivering results. The Job Coach has a genuine enthusiasm for matching the right staff that buy into the ethos of Early Days Foods. I have recruited for a wide range of roles, including kitchen porters, waitresses, administration and accounts. The employer grants on offer are a significant incentive to recruit from EmployAbility Service Louth and I look forward to working with them as Early Days Foods continues to grow and expand.
O'Neills Flowers, Willville, Carlingford
What makes EmployAbility Service Louth different is that they try to place the right candidate with the right business. I also like the idea that the Job Coach calls on a regular basis and checks in on progress and performance. By developing this relationship with the candidate he can identify potential issues and resolve them, before it becomes a concern to me. EmployAbility Service Louth provides excellent support and is always at the end of the phone.
MVI Cleaning Services, Dundalk
For the past several years I have worked with EmployAbility Service Louth who have provided me with some of my most hardworking, reliable and honest staff. They offer a personal service, taking the time to get to know your business and only providing employees they believe would be genuinely interested in the business. They are informative of any grants or funding available to employers for hiring staff and are dedicated to providing the utmost quality of service, providing advice and support whenever necessary. The relationship EmployAbility Service Louth has built with myself and the employees in which it has provided for me is extremely positive and illustrates their dedication and expertise at what they do. I would not hesitate to recommend EmployAbility Service Louth to any employer.
Supermacs have worked with EmployAbility Service Louth for many years and we have hired several staff members who have proven to be hard working, reliable, customer focused and loyal. We receive great support & advice from EmployAbility Service Louth staff and will continue to work with EmployAbility Service Louth in the future.
Boyds Stores Ireland Ltd. Drogheda - Dundalk - Navan
We have worked with EmployAbility Service Louth for over 10 years and have found the service has benefited both our business and the employees involved.
Boyds Stores is delighted to be a partner in assisting individuals of varying abilities, and my team takes great pride in the progress made by the employees.
I have found EmployAbility Service Louth to be efficient, reliable and effective in providing additional support for the employee. The Job Coaches take great care explaining the various grants/subsidies available. We have a number of employees supported by the Wage Subsidy Scheme who add real value to the business and I would thoroughly recommend the EmployAbility Service Louth to other employers.
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 Service Louth. - Anne Newell
A huge thanks to the EmployAbility Service Louth 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 Service Louth 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 Service Louth. 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 Service Louth staff has also been invaluable.
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 Service Louth 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 Service Louth and intend to work with them again in the future.
EmployAbility Service Louth 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 Service 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