KLESN provide essential information and support to local long-term unemployed citizens throughout County Kildare (notably in Naas, Newbridge, Leixlip, Kildare and Athy). The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) contracts for the provision of the Local Employment Service (LES) with 22 organisations countrywide, including the County Kildare Local Employment Service.
Key services provided by the LES and agreed under that annual contract with the DEASP with targeted results expected (& achieved) annually, include:
Placement service (30% placement of all those referred): registration, career guidance, vacancy matching and placement into employment of local long-term unemployed clients.
Progression planning: registration, referral onto education, training or development opportunities/programmes within the context of a Career Action Plan.
Labour Market information: Provision of information and advice on areas that relate to the Jobseekers labour market situation. Mediation /Guidance: Provision of personalised guidance leading to development of a career plan; career counselling and referral to third party agencies.
Jobseeker-Employer Liaison: Contact with employers, identification of vacancies suited to Jobseekers and advocating on behalf of Jobseekers.
Post-Employment Programme Assistance: Provision of supports to Jobseekers experiencing difficulty in accessing employment from labour market programmes.
Post-Training/Education Programme Assistance: Provision of supports to Jobseekers experiencing difficulty in accessing employment from employment related training or education.
KLESN was established on the initiative taken in October 1995 by Kildare Centres for the unemployed and has provided a gateway through which unemployed persons have access to opportunities enabling their return to the world of work.
Our clients will be made fully aware of all the support available to them. We aim to help individuals develop their own unique abilities and strengths so that they can find suitable and satisfying employment.
The Service offers a non-judgement approach, empathy, accurate information and supports clients who need employment.
KLESN’s performance will continue to be reviewed against qualitative and quantitative measures: Staff training and development will continue to support the provision of a quality service
Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors of KLESN reflects a partnership approach. It is constituted of representatives drawn from the community, from state agencies, from the social partners and from voluntary bodies.