Penneys has announced a new three-year partnership with WorkEqual, who support people across Ireland to enter or re-enter the workplace and reach sustained economic independence. The partnership will see the international fashion retailer provide €300,000 in supports to help WorkEqual deliver its services nationally, bringing their coaching, career development and styling services into communities across Ireland.  

On top of this, Penneys and WorkEqual will offer personalised styling sessions and confidence-building workshops, which will take place in Penneys’ headquarters in Dublin as well as in stores around the country.  

Sonya Lennon, founder of WorkEqual, added: “This partnership with Penneys transforms WorkEqual’s ability to deliver on our mission of empowering progress across Ireland. As a fashion retailer that welcomes everyone, we know that Penneys is the perfect partner to help us build confidence and job readiness in our shared clients.  Supporting those who need it most to secure sustainable employment is something we can now do at scale through Penneys’ Irish store network.”