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Work Matters is a national initiative which aims to support small businesses and employment by providing support within your local library.

Working in partnership with local agencies such as Intreo, Citizens Information and Local Enterprise Office, your local library aims to support those who are seeking to change career or start their own business. With access to a broad range of resources, the library is a place to explore, learn and connect.

 

If you visit our libraries in Athlone, Mullingar, Castlepollard, Moate and Kilbeggan, we can help you with access to free internet and wifi access, as well as printing, photocopying and scanning.

 

We also have a wide range of stock- visit our branches or search the catalogue for titles relevant to employment and business development.

 

As part of Work Matters, your library membership gives you free access to online resources such as Borrowbox, Universal ClassTransparent Language Online and RBDigital.  To find out how to sign up for these services, visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/LibOnline

 

Our partner organisations are also there to help:

Intreo is a service from the Department of Social Protection. Intreo is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports and it offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike. Click here to find out what happens when you visit your local Intreo Centre.

 

The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop for anyone seeking information on starting or growing a business in Westmeath. They provide information, support and training. Visit them at www.localenterprise.ie/Westmeath or follow on facebook to keep up date with courses and supports on offer.

 

The Citizens Information Centre provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. It is provided by the Citizens Information Board. You can also get Citizens Information by phoning the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, or by visiting your local Citizens Information Centre.  If you are facing redundancy, starting a business, or seeking employment, the Citizens Information can offer support and guidance

 

Don't forget the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board:- they can assist in upskilling whether through Back to Education initiatives or Vocational training opportunities. Visit their website to find a course and learn a new skill.

 

So continue to connect, learn and explore with Work Matters in Westmeath Libraries.