The challenges of the pandemic have impacted almost every sector of employment in Ireland in various ways. As the economy moves towards full reopening, there has been a surge in demand for skills and workers and concerns over labour shortages have emerged.
To address some of these issues Ibec and the Department of Social Protection will host this event ‘Labour Market Challenges & Solutions’, 10.30am, 13 October, virtually, to bring members together with agencies and other employers to offer insights into the range of employer supports; activation programmes and employer engagement opportunities that can support these challenges. We also want to hear your views on the issues arising in your workplace.
• Welcome and introductions: Danny McCoy, Ibec CEO
• Keynote address: Damien English TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail
• Labour market programmes and employer supports: Siobhan Lawlor and Cassandra Hinchy, Department of Social Protection
• Panel Session: A number of cross sectoral employers including Ade Stack, Stacks Pharmacy Group and Anthony Murphy, Murphy’s Liquidation Furniture; will discuss the challenges and their experiences of engaging in labour market programmes and with employer supports alongside Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS; and Angela Cahill, LMETB who will discuss the various upskilling and reskilling programmes preparing jobseekers for employment. Other panellists to be confirmed.