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Thursday 23 October 2014

Hundreds to take part in Job Shadow Day

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:34

THE Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) today announced the seventh annual National Supported Employment Week, which will take place from Monday, April 7, to Sunday, April 13.

Job Shadow Day (Wednesday, April 9) is the high point 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. The IASE is calling on businesses in Wexford and throughout the country to support equal employment opportunities and sign up at www.iase.ie to participate.

Last year, more than 460 individuals with a disability shadowed at 439 employment sites in Ireland, with 27 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result. Following on from its success in Ireland, National Supported Employment Week is set to roll-out in Europe, with 12 countries already committed to take part in 2015.

Many high profile individuals participated in Job Shadow Day last year, including Minister Joan Burton and popular Today FM presenter Ray D'Arcy.

CEMEX IN KILLINICK SIGNS ELECTRICITY DEAL

IRISH energy company Vayu has signed a multi-million-euro electricity supply and energy monitoring deal with Cemex, one of Ireland's largest and most successful building materials companies.

The deal provides Cemex , which has two sites in Killinick, with direct access to transparent wholesale electricity market prices across 30 sites – allowing the company to achieve significant savings compared with traditional fixed rate tariffs by purchasing power at the best price available in the market at any time.

In addition to electricity supply, Vayu is providing Cemex with an integrated Energy Management solution that will enable the company to monitor and target energy performance across its sites in real time. By tracking energy consumption throughout its operations and identifying areas for greater efficiency, this solution will enable Cemex to achieve projected reductions in electricity usage of over 15%, resulting in significant cost savings.

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