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Local Employment Service LES

Cork City Local Employment Service has been operated by Cork City Partnership since 1996.  The LES is committed to assisting unemployed people to progress towards employment by responding to their individual needs for training, education and access to employment opportunities.

Our supports focus on Long Term Unemployed People (more than one year out of employment), that are referred by the Department of Social Protection under the National Employment Action Plan.

Services Cork City LES may be able to help you with

  • Career planning
  • Job search
  • Job applications
  • CV preparation
  • Referral to CE
  • Referral to education & training courses
  • Technical skills training in applying for jobs online
  • Access to IT facilities to pursue employment opportunities
  • Funding assistance for specific training *

*This applies to certain clients who qualify for funding under specific criteria.

These services are provided within 7 community based locations in Cork City and is therefore able to provide a gateway for its clients to access other resources and links in the community.  Clients are referred from the Department of Social Protection. Each office is staffed by a Specialised Mediator  and an Information Services Officer to assist you to find the right job.  Please see our locations below

Blackpool: 90, Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork.  Phone: 021-4506266

Churchfield:Parochial Hall, Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield, Cork.  Phone: 021-4211048

Hollyhill/Knocknaheeny: Knocknaheeny Community Buildings, Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny, Cork.  Phone: 021-4211050

Mahon: Mahon Community Centre, Avenue de Rennes, Mahon, Cork.  Phone: 021-4350496

Mayfield: St. Josephs Community (Next to Mayfield Library), Old Youghal Road, Cork.  Phone: 021-4550519/021-4553956

Togher: Unit 2, Greenwood Estate, Togher, Cork.  Phone: 021-320428

Washington Street: 28a Washington Street (Next to Centra).  Phone: 021-4278711