Over 750 employers set to inspire career choices of job seekers with disability

(L-R) Sarah Layton (shadow) and  Norah Casey (broadcast presenter & publishing entrepreneur) lead the way by snapping a #workie together at the launch.
 
The Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) has launched the eighth annual National Supported Employment Week which will run from Monday 20 – Sunday 26 April.
 
Job Shadow Day (Wednesday, 22 April) is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day.
 
Job Shadow Day brings people with disabilities and local employers together to highlight the valuable contribution people with disabilities can, and do make in the workplace.

Job Shadow Day (Wednesday, 22 April) is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day.

 
Last year, over 625 individuals with a disability shadowed at 501 employment sites in Ireland, with 34 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result. 113 jobs have been secured through the initiative since 2008.

IrishJobs.ie, Ireland’s number one recruitment website, is the main sponsor of National Supported Employment Week and the Job Shadow initiative.
Everybody is getting involved to open their doors to ability and inclusion, whether it are local businesses and organisations in your area, TV personalities or the Taoiseach! This truly is a great opportunity to promote inclusive business and employment.
 
Nationwide Job Shadow DayThis year, the IASE is inviting the public to play a more active role by joining the conversation on social media - tweeting a workplace selfie under the hashtag #workie, taking a 60 second video explaining why you support Job Shadow Day, or by nominating a company you know to get involved under the hashtag #JSnominate (@IASEemployment).
 
Employers and job seekers interested in participating in Job Shadow Day 2015 are invited to register their interest here or email jobshadow@iase.ie or telephone 097 82894 for more information.