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From TheJournal.ie Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting Employment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

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

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination LGBT

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific' Covid-19

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

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

From TheJournal.ie Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis Covid-19

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits Searches

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank Economy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week Employment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000 Employment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week? Ireland 2029

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated? Ireland 2029

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment Penalty Rates

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford The Agora Companies

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

There are pros and cons.

From TheJournal.ie 'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week? Ireland 2029

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath Employment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation Career Opportunities

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?' Discrimination

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a spike in managers buying into the multibillion-dollar life coaching business Jobs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today? Explainer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin Workhuman

Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin

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

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000 Overturned

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity Social Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you looking for a new job this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs Mr Roboto

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland Diversity

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March Insecure Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show Employment

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled Long Hours

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

From TheJournal.ie Blockchain has a big problem - Irish workers aren't interested Startups And Tech

Blockchain has a big problem - Irish workers aren't interested

The budding industry is crying out for talent.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year Employment

Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year

Social welfare fraud totalled €38.4 million in 2017, down from €41 million in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate Tax

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

From TheJournal.ie Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case WRC

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth Taxes And Spending

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

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