Job Seekers Nationwide Welcome Casual Fridays


HUNDREDS of thousands of people welcomed the governments decision today to opt in for a nationwide casual Friday for all jobseekers.

The move will see a wider acceptance of casual wear, enabling people looking for work to ‘dress down’ and ‘relax’ as they go about their weekly Friday routine.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said it was vital that jobseekers felt comfortable in themselves once a week and added that it was also a nice way to break them into the weekend: “It’s hard work being dressed up all the time and going to job interviews five days a week.

“There needs to be at least one day out of the five that they can go about their routine in comfort.”

“It will also make them feel like they are still part of a working environment.” he added.

In the government briefing today it stated: ‘Casual Fridays will apply to all age groups who are currently on the jobseekers benefit scheme in the Republic of Ireland.’

However, job seeker’s are asked to hold some degree of caution as to how little clothing they may wear.

Tesco’s have also announced today that they will be lifting their ban on pyjama’s in all stores across the country, but only on casual Fridays.

Employers interviewing potential candidates on casual Fridays are being asked to ignore clothing or the lack there of for that day only.