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New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
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New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 147,713 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
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Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years

Feb 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 16,160 Views 26 Comments

The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
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Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles

Jan 13th 2021, 8:46 AM 29,738 Views 28 Comments

The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.

Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
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Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund

Dec 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 66,311 Views 73 Comments

Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.

Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?
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Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?

Oct 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 45,590 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste has said the government is looking at providing people with the legal right to request remote working.

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work
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On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work

Jul 27th 2020, 8:06 PM 35,798 Views 112 Comments

If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting
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Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting

Jul 8th 2020, 2:57 PM 26,826 Views 18 Comments

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
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Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 13,594 Views 19 Comments

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
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US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Jun 15th 2020, 8:01 PM 10,071 Views 24 Comments

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm?
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Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm?

Jun 13th 2020, 9:44 AM 76,181 Views 96 Comments

The government has been asked to conduct research into the issue.

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
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Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show

May 21st 2020, 4:49 PM 9,520 Views 5 Comments

Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
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Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:20 AM 28,048 Views 110 Comments

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
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Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

Apr 14th 2020, 2:50 PM 10,612 Views 3 Comments

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?
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Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

Mar 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,415 Views 60 Comments

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits
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Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

Feb 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 82,319 Views 0 Comments

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank
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Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank

Feb 12th 2020, 10:35 AM 14,111 Views 27 Comments

Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
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Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,637 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
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'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over

Oct 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 12,888 Views 5 Comments

Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
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'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,026 Views 45 Comments

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000
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The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000

Aug 28th 2019, 6:10 AM 35,735 Views 28 Comments

Law is the best paid sector, according to new research.

What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?
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What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?

Jul 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 58,012 Views 56 Comments

It could empower Irish workers, but is it really the best solution for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens?

Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?
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Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?

Jul 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 44,602 Views 102 Comments

How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
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Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

Jul 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 69,413 Views 130 Comments

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford
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Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

Jul 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,095 Views 1 Comment

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?
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Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?

Jun 27th 2019, 12:00 PM 28,497 Views 82 Comments

There are pros and cons.

'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?
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'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?

Jun 26th 2019, 9:50 AM 54,289 Views 57 Comments

Welcome to TheJournal.ie’s 10-week podcast series, Ireland 2029.

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
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Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 26,181 Views 46 Comments

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation
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LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation

Jun 20th 2019, 9:43 AM 20,112 Views 26 Comments

The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
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Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

May 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 55,067 Views 0 Comments

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

There has been a spike in managers buying into the multibillion-dollar life coaching business
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There has been a spike in managers buying into the multibillion-dollar life coaching business

Apr 6th 2019, 11:00 AM 16,894 Views 15 Comments

Industry experts say execs are looking for skills to help them hang on to staff.

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?
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What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:52 PM 53,673 Views 37 Comments

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin
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Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin

Feb 27th 2019, 8:14 AM 27,691 Views 27 Comments

Workhuman also announced a €4 million investment into its headquarters in Dublin.

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000
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Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM 37,000 Views 0 Comments

The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
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Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,631 Views 29 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

Poll: Are you looking for a new job this year?
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Poll: Are you looking for a new job this year?

Jan 7th 2019, 10:13 AM 22,118 Views 16 Comments

More than half of employers expect to lose employees this year.

Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs
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Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs

Dec 30th 2018, 8:05 AM 42,354 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.

Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland
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Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland

Dec 18th 2018, 6:20 AM 19,365 Views 67 Comments

This group is also over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment when compared to white Irish people.

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March
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New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

Dec 12th 2018, 10:38 PM 21,561 Views 40 Comments

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show
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There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show

Dec 12th 2018, 8:04 AM 21,657 Views 45 Comments

61,900 additional people entered employment in 2017, according to the latest National Skills Bulletin.

Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD
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Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD

Dec 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 15,271 Views 6 Comments

I thought my life was as good as over when I became disabled and lost my business, but studying at the National Learning Network changed everything, writes Keith Murphy.

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