Roscommon’s brainiest businesses!

It’s official. Timepieces is Roscommon’s brainiest business while the Abbey Hotel comes a close second! Representative from businesses across Roscommon town battled it out recently in a table quiz hosted by Co. Roscommon Supported Employment Service in Larry’s Pub in Goff Street, Roscommon. The event aimed to promote the FÁS-funded Supported Employment Service which is seeking the co-operation of employers in the town in order to facilitate part-time employment for its job seekers. The service also wished to acknowledge the support of Roscommon town employers over the past six years. The service provides one-to-one job coaching support to job seekers who are aiming to find jobs that match their skills and preferences. Employers that participate in the service can benefit from the job matching process as well as advice on FÁS grants and incentives. There is no charge to employers.  Eithne Jarrett, RSE Co-ordinator gave an overview of the service which is managed by a voluntary board of directors and members. On behalf of the board, staff and clients of the service, she welcomed the quiz participants and thanked them for their support. She thanked FÁS, the Board of Management and in particular the Supported Employment Team for their great work in organising the quiz. Quizmaster for the night was the inimitable Willie Hegarty whose quick wit and amazing energy kept the teams focused.  Roscommon Supported Employment Service is donating the proceeds of the quiz to the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland which was represented on the night by Tomas Thompson from Athenry. A total of €1,148.97 resulted from the quiz.