Catholic Herald Reporter ItGROUP of priests have set up the Marian Employment Agency, which will advise Irish immigrants on the availability of suitable jobs in this country, before they leave Ireland. Among the priests responsible is Fr. Eamonn Casey, whose Housing Aid schemes at Slough will he familiar to readers of the CATHOLIC HERALD.
Mr. Stephen Jordan, who is responsible for organizing the Agency, said this week that he is working in conjunction with the Irish Bishops' Social Welfare Centres in Dublin, Cork. and limerick. "An intending immigrant." he said, "who is in contact with one of these centres, will write to us. giving his personal details. We will find him a iob, ensure that it is worthwhile. and then tell the immigrant. We can also find accommodation if need be."
The Agency. which hopes to be licensed by the London County Council within the next week, has already got two full-time staff ready to cope with applications. An advertising campaign in the Irish press has been planned.