Irish Pub Starts Unemployment Aid Office

Ah, nothing like convenience! Irish natives thirsty for a drink and some legal work can now head to a one-stop shop for both pints and employment: O’Casey’s Restaurant and Irish pub in New York has converted its second floor into an unemployment center to help job-seekers find work.

The New York Daily News spotlights the unique bar/aid office on E. 41st St., called Fáilte 32 (Gaelic for welcome combined with the number of counties in Ireland), talking with owner Paul Hurley about his out-of-the box idea.

“We are not guaranteeing work, but we will place them in the right direction,” says Hurley.

As the masses yearning to be free arrive on America’s shore from the Emerald Isle, Hurley says there’s a need to help them find work legally. He’s aiming to use his position as head of the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association to place job-seekers.

“We are trying to help our community,” he said. “Unemployment is through the roof in Ireland.”

Now I’m just thirsty for a Guinness.

Midtown pub O’Casey’s converted into unemployment center to dish out job advice to Irish newcomers [New York Daily News]