We approached Councillor Terry O’Flaherty, the current Mayor of Galway, about two months ago about possibly endorsing our free-to-use jobs-seekers website http://www.icanwork4u.com
True to form, Mayor O’Flaherty was open to our suggestion, liked our website and our ideas about getting people back to work, finding them jobs and listing their skills. She told us she would think about it, consult a few friends and get back to us.
When she did, she was excited and enthusiastic about our project, giving us her unqualified support. It got us thinking, what if we could harness the goodwill and support of all the Mayors of Ireland, the city mayors, the county mayors and the local town mayors. What if we could get them to let the employers in their districts know that they could advertise their employment opportunities, big and small, full and tar-time, temporary or contract on the site for free. Likewise if they could encourage the unemployed and the under-employed in their localities to register with http://www.icanwork4u.com and list their skills and availability for work.
We thought about this idea and spoke again to Mayor Terry O’Flaherty and our idea grew wings. We called it Mayors4Jobs. We approached a local film school, the Fr. Griffin Technichal School and they put two of their students on the job immediately. We took the Galway Mayor around the city and filmed her speaking with people and speaking about the city, the employers in the area and the skills of the workforce.
The result is our first Mayors video and web-page on the new icanwork4u website. It can be found by clicking on http://www.mayors4jobs.com . It is linked to all the job-seekers on http://www.icanwork4u.com by scrolling down to the map of the Mayor’s city.
Please take a minute to view the video and if you have a minute, please tell us what you think of our idea. If you know a Mayor of a city, town or county in Ireland and you think that by working with us more jobs could be filled in that region and unemployment reduced, please contact us, or that Mayor and we will be happy to put their message on our website http://www.mayors4jobs.com
Icanwork4u and Mayors4jobs, working together to get more people working!