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“The amount of talent and skills among the people referred to us for the Tús initiative is second to none.” That’s according to Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s Tús supervisor, Vincent O’Flynn.
“With the Tús initiative, names are randomly referred from the Department of Social Protection and it is our job than to find and source work placements for these individuals in the community and voluntary sector. Due to the immense talent and skills of the individuals referred to the company, we are able to source very diverse and quality placements. It is highly indicative of the pool of talent that is in our area but more importantly it is an indication of the hardship of the job market when people with strong abilities find it difficult to find jobs.
“Here at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership we are optimistic about the year ahead and are keen to point to the many positive developments for job seekers in the area from Tús placements to training courses to help with personal development to CV advice. As a company, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership wants to emphasise the positive”.
Overall 109 different participants have participated in Tús with Avondhu Blackwater Partnership thus far with a least 60 more placements this year.
“Each and every one of these people have bettered their communities by generously contributing to local community and voluntary groups while at the same time utilising their existing skills and gaining more experience”, Mr O’Flynn added.
He went on to state that anyone who has or is participating in Tús has embraced the experience fully which proves that people want to work when giving the opportunity.
“We need to build on this positive attitude shown by Tús participants to work and not become immersed in negative sound bites about unemployment.”
Anyone interested in the Tús initiative can call 024-33411 or log onto their website avondhublackwaterpartnership.com.
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