Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest 17 December 2018
National Skills Bulletin 2018
The National Skills Bulletin report was launched last week.
It is a key source of information on the labour market in Ireland and the skills needs of the economy.
Key findings included:
- An annual increase in employment of 61,900 persons in 2017 to reach 2.19 million
- Employment growth was particularly strong in construction accommodation and food and the education sector
- Approximately 400,000 people commenced in new roles in 2017
You can access the report by clicking here.
You can access the infographic of the reports’ statistics by clicking here.
Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment – GPP4 Growth – Final Update of 2018
Please find a series of links below to a number of events and updates from GPP4 Growth, in addition to two documents attached to this email, the UK Case Studies on Public Sector Reuse and the CRNI White Paper on Environment and Social Policy.
Upcoming Events for 2019
In 2019 the Green Public Procurement for Growth project will hold two more workshops, a national information event and possibly further events – details will be provided in 2019.
CRNI Event at the Rediscovery Centre
Dr Irene Cadogan of GPP4Growth attended the CRNI event last week about Re-use in the public sector. As part of this EPA funded project CRNI are proposing to design a viable business model that will encourage State agencies re-use internally first, minimising replacement – find out more about the project by clicking here.
Register for GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Green Cleaning Products and Services- 18th December
New guidance developed by the European Commission on Green Public Procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector on reducing the impact that cleaning products and services has on the environment will be presented and discussed during this webinar on 18 December 2018 – click here to register.
National Procurement Summit January 2019
The National Procurement Summit will be held on Thursday 17th January 2019 in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. This gathering of over 1000 procurement directors, sourcing directors, senior management and supply chain directors is the ultimate procurement and supply chain conference and exhibition in Ireland – click here to register.
Global Procurement Conference July 2019
University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the School of Economics, is launching the 4th Global Procurement Conference that will take place in Rome, at Villa Mondragone, to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain – click here to register.
Peninsula: Free Safety Review for a member
Peninsula and Graphite HRM on their Health & Safety Services and would like to offer Chambers a FREE SafeCheck Review for one of your members which usually costs between €355 and €475, dependent upon the size and nature of your business.
SafeCheck Review is a health check for business, identifying H&S matters that may need improvement;
Tour of the premises
Review pertinent H&S documentation
Provide pragmatic advice at the time of the visit
Following the visit a user-friendly report is produced to indicate your business’ current compliance level with a series of practical recommendations and improvements to help achieve compliance
Many business owners and directors aren’t fully aware of their legal obligations and may be leaving their businesses exposed to serious consequences, including being found personally liable themselves.
All upcoming Chamber events can be viewed on the Chamber Ireland website at: http://www.chambers.ie/events/events/
Upcoming events include: