Longford Chamber of Commerce announces advice day for Cameron workers

Longford Chamber of Commerce announces advice day for Cameron workers

Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a free advice day for Cameron workers based in Longford this Saturday, October 15. 

The aim of the day is to provide free advice and information to Cameron workers, who are under threat of redundancy.

President of Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Derek Scanlon stated; “We have been contacted by so many local businesses that wanted to help out in some way and we came up with this idea of running a free information session for the workers based on their employment entitlements and future options.”

The information day will run from 10am until 2pm in St Mel’s College and there will be a range of talks on topics such as Employee Redundancy Entitlements, Taxation Advice, Unemployment Benefits, Re-training and Re-skilling opportunities, Financial and Mortgage Advice, Pensions, and information on how to Start a New Business. The idea behind the information day is to provide the workers with information early in the process so that they can plan for their future as soon as possible.

Mr Scanlon went on to say; “This is our opportunity to show the workers of Cameron that the businesses and people of Longford stand with them at this difficult time.

“We are heartened by the offers of free help that have come from local businesses and State Agencies and I would urge any Cameron workers that might have any questions about their future to attend this event.” 

As it stands, the following businesses and agencies have pledged their support; Longford County Council, Longford Local Enterprise Office, Department of Social Protection, Grant Thornton, The Debt Clinic, Evelyn Quinn and Associates and Flynn and Lynch.

The day will comprise a number of short, open forum sessions on the most relevant topics followed by individual one-to-one meetings with experts in the relevant fields. 

“We would sincerely like to thank St Mel’s College Principal, Declan Rowley for offering the school as the venue for the advice event,” Mr Scanlon added.

More information will be provided on the Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Facebook page throughout the week. Pre-booking for the event is advised via email to president@longfordchamber.ie