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Mullingar e-Working Centre

Are you commuting long distances and would like to work closer to home? Westmeath County Council has provided remote working facilities in the historic Governor’s House, adjacent to the Council Offices on Mount Street, Mullingar. Comfortable work space is available with both Wi-Fi and plug-in broadband provided.  The e-Working Centre is suitable for both employees or… Continue reading »

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#LocalElections #MullingarChamber #ElectionDebate #CandidateDebate #MullingarEast #MullingarWest #WestmeathCoCo

This is real local democracy in action. We know that in fact “all” politics is local. Anyone interested in how their local representatives will perform on business and “employment” issues should attend before they cast their vote on Friday 23rd May. Congratulations to Pat Whelan, Mullingar Chamber President for arranging this on behalf of the… Continue reading »

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Survive & Deal with Redundancy – Seminar in Tullamore Thursday 18th June

Offaly County Enterprise Board are organising an evening Seminar for those who have been made redundant or who are seeking to identify new career opportunities. The event takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Thursday 18th June starting at 4:00pm running until 6:30. Registration from 3:45pm. The event will be followed by an exhibition…. Continue reading »

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Jobseekers: digital Ireland – a safe career bet for the future

If you’ve had enough already of silly season journalism and in particular the over-pessimistic predictions for workers’ futures here, you could do worse than read the Ditigal Ireland supplement released once per month by the Irish Independent (Thursday business edition produced by Silicon Republic). It provides a welcome ray of light through the gloom. While those… Continue reading »

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How bad / good is it really? Putting it into some perspective

This seems to be the big question on people’s minds these days. While on the one hand some commentators seem to be delighted to be able to tell us how bad everything is, other’s just seem to be trotting out the mantra that there simply is no economic problem at all and the whole world might just be talking itself into… Continue reading »

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Editorial for this weeks Mullingar Advertiser

In his keynote speech to the Midlands Gateway Chamber ball last Friday night in Mullingar, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary seemed less than concerned about the so-called “economic downturn”. He holds the view that over the past ten years, some people made money in their businesses without being especially good at what they do. [He may… Continue reading »

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Employers: There’s a down-turn in the market so it should be easier to find new staff, right? Wrong…

All the signs are that the extra fluidity in the recruitment scene these days is confined to just a couple of sectors. In other areas the negative sentiment has simply caused people to sit tight. Not as many people who currently have jobs are looking to move at all but are preferring to build up… Continue reading »