Useful Websites

Intreo –   a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. Designed to provide a more streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike.

LEO – The Local Enterprise Office Westmeath serves as a ‘first stop shop’, providing entrepreneurs in Westmeath with advice on starting and growing a small business, high-quality business training and financial support.

Citizens Information – Information on your rights and entitlements.

Education and Training Board – ETBs are active in local communities through the direct provision of training and education programmes delivered in training centres, colleges and other training and educational settings. In this way, ETBs seek to make a real difference to the lives of the people they serve.  : The Right Course : Chambers Ireland : Companies Registration Office : Dept. of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. : Dept of Education & Skills. : Enterprise Ireland : Green Business. : IBEC (Irish Business & Employers Confederation). : IDA (Industrial Development Authority). : Irish Patents Office. : Irish Tax & Customs. : ISME (Irish Small & Medium Enterprise).  : Further Education and Training Authority. : Mullingar Chamber of Commerce. : Athlone Chamber of Commerce : Mullingar Congress (Information & Developement Centre) : Quality & Qualifications Ireland. : Europass (to help European citizens make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe).

For Job Seekers :

Jobs are advertised in many different places. You should check all the sources listed below regularly to ensure that you are aware of any new vacancies.

Your Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office: Provide information and advice for all jobseekers including a list of job vacancies and a Jobseeker Information Pack (pdf). Intreo is a service from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection which provides a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. You can read more in our document about employment services for jobseekers.
Websites: Jobs websites provide details of current job vacancies. See below for a list of various jobsearch websites.
Social media: Social media sites are also used to advertise job vacancies. There are specific social networking sites for jobseekers, which connect people looking for work with employers and other business professionals.
Newspapers: Classified jobs sections of national and local newspapers, which you can now check online as most newspapers are now available online.
Recruitment agencies: Private companies that provide support to help you get a job. They may receive a fee from your employer if you are successful with your job application. You may need to register with the recruitment agency. The National Recruitment Federation (NRF) has a directory of recruitment agencies. There are specialist recruitment agencies if you are looking for a particular type of job.
Notices: Jobs are often advertised in shop and restaurant windows, in libraries, supermarkets and other community noticeboards.
Open days and recruitment days: Some employers and industries hold open days to recruit staff. Open days and events in your area may be advertised online, in local newspapers and at other local events.
Companies: Job vacancies may only be advertised on the employers website, so you should check the websites of companies that are relevant to your area of work.

Job Advert Sites