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A recent report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has revealed that 1,441 new jobs in the accommodation and food services sector have been created in county Westmeath since the introduction of the reduced VAT rate of nine percent in July 2011.
Helping to prepare learners for a career in healthcare has been hugely rewarding for FRS. Graduates of the company’s QQI Level 5 major award in healthcare have gone on to work in hospitals, in residential care, childcare, and in communities around the country.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive on-line course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’.
A group of people mainly from the Ballina area have just completed a 10 week long specialised sports coaching course which it is hoped will provide them with the tools to obtain part time employment.
Megan Reilly has been elected president of the Students' Union in NUI Galway.
While there are a number of steps you can take to protect your eyesight including using computer glasses, a blue light filter screen and replacing fluorescent tube lighting with warm white lighting, limiting the amount of time you spend in front of a screen is the best way to protect your eyesight. Regular vision tests, eye screening and advice on how to protect your eyes is an important part of managing your eye health and a tailored health insurance plan can help you manage the costs and access specialist ocular services. To find out more, give Hennelly Finance, Ireland’s go-to health insurance advisors, a call on 091 670 123.
Minister Seán Kyne has welcomed the opening of a new digital hub in An Cheathru Rua.
GPA Solutions is delivering a one day accounts course in Sage 50 in Galway on Wednesday June 13. This one day course aims to provide participants with an overview of Sage 50, with a view to maintaining debtors and creditors ledgers, including emailing invoices, statements, remittance advices, and processing electronic payments. Learners will prepare monthly accounts, bank reconciliation, and file VAT returns with ROS.
Q: I’m thinking about a career change. Well, to be honest, I’m thinking about thinking about a career change. I don’t even know where to start. Can you give me any pointers? Before I even go to meet somebody such as a coach or career direction specialist, I would like to think about questions I should be asking myself. (IT, email).
Although a study in 2017 showed that the average Irish worker only has a 22.2 hour working week, this is certainly not true across all levels of the career ladder. In many professions, the number of hours worked each week far exceeds this number and, in fact, exceeds the 40 hour week which is held up as the standard. For example, those working in the Irish agricultural and forestry industries work over 50 hours per week, while managers and directors in Ireland work an average of 42.6 hours each week. However, it is not only by increasing the number of hours worked that employee productivity can be improved so here are some top tips to increase efficiency in the workplace.