Brendan Howlin TD
Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland

Howlin and Burton open Wexford Intreo office

Issued : Monday 15 September, 2014

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin attended the official opening of the new Intreo Centre in Wexford town today, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. The new centre offers local jobseekers the opportunity to receive income supports and employment supports in one place.

“I am delighted with the new Intreo offices here in Wexford town. The Centre will be a vital resource in helping local jobseekers get the training, work experience and job opportunities that best suit them.

“Before, social welfare offices were places where jobseekers simply had their claims processed and signed on. The new Intreo office in Wexford has a completely new approach – it is as much about employment supports as it is about income supports.

“Employers too will find a quality service in the Intreo office, in terms of finding skilled applicants on the Live Register to fill any vacancies they may have. I would urge local businesses to get in touch with Intreo staff to see what services are on offer.

“I am confident that both jobseekers and employers alike will be reporting back positively from their experience with the service.”

“We are making progress in getting people back into work, and I am personally heartened to see Wexford’s Live Register further fall by 8% in comparison to last year’s figures. It’s a positive sign that we are moving in the right direction.”

Brendan Howlin TDParty Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland


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