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Local Area Employment Service (LAES)

Are you unemployed and looking for work?

DLDC’s LAES programme offers you the chance to develop your job seeking skills and advice on local employment opportunities.

About the Programme

Are you unemployed and looking for work?

The LAES is a new service funded by the Department of Social Protection which will be focused primarily on long term unemployed clients farthest from the labour market with barriers to labour market participation. This service forms part of the additional Public Employment Service capacity required to deliver on Pathways to Work 2021 – 2025 strategy.

LAES offers you practical training and advice in job seeking skills.

Training is conducted online so you can join us from anywhere in the DLDC catchment area. You will need access to a laptop and a reasonable internet connection.

The workshop includes:

  • Developing a dynamic CV and cover letter,
  • Effective Job Search, online
  • Applications and information on current recruitment methods,
  • Key skills analysis,
  • Interview preparation and techniques.

Under the guidance of the tutors, you can benefit from training and support in developing your job seeking skills, as well as sharing your experiences with others, and availing of resources available to help you grow in confidence and find the job that suits you.

Are you an employer and looking for staff?

LAES Can assist employers with filling vacancies

  • In Employment Support: When a client secures a job with an employer, LAES will provide 17 weeks in-employment support (or longer if necessary).
  • Provide information on existing employer incentives (e.g., Jobs Plus)
  • Work with you to maximise the retention of clients
  • Provide a free advertising service for your Job Vacancies. Donegal Local Development Company have weekly Jobs bulletins which are advertised widely on social media and company website.


Find out more about this Programme...


Contact your local Intreo  Centre

Aidan Kelly
Anne Marie
PJ McNulty
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