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#Employment

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A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.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

From TheJournal.ie Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago Budget 2019

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thousands of mums are educated and experienced - but can't afford to go to work' Opinion

'Thousands of mums are educated and experienced - but can't afford to go to work'

The founder of a company that specialises in finding mothers flexible employment describes what she’s discovered about this topic through her work.

From TheJournal.ie No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

From TheJournal.ie Charity shop manager sacked after missing sales targets is awarded compensation Kildare

Charity shop manager sacked after missing sales targets is awarded compensation

The employer argued that the woman was still on probation at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Krispy Kreme to create 150 jobs in Dublin Hiring

Krispy Kreme to create 150 jobs in Dublin

The store will be located adjacent Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Company ordered to pay €10,000 over unfair dismissal of pregnant employee Unfair

Company ordered to pay €10,000 over unfair dismissal of pregnant employee

The woman was dismissed six weeks after she started the role.

From TheJournal.ie Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

From TheJournal.ie Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts' Gig Economy

Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts'

A report found that a quarter of RTÉ freelance contracts have features “akin to employment”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest Ability Programme

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.

From TheJournal.ie Delivery driver whose kegs were stolen after he got a bike from a skip awarded €5k over his dismissal Keg Stand

Delivery driver whose kegs were stolen after he got a bike from a skip awarded €5k over his dismissal

The WRC adjudicated that his firing was “not within the band of reasonableness required of an employer”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here Right To Work

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here

Critics say the barriers that remain in place act as a deterrent for asylum seekers to get an employment permit.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?

It’s been a confusing few days for employees.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in six Irish households is jobless Poverty Line

Almost one in six Irish households is jobless

The rate refers to households where no adult is working.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working Social Research

Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working

The changes made in Budget 2000 caused considerable debate and controversy at the time, according to the ESRI.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view' Jobs

Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'

It is expected there will be an additional 89,000 people in work by the end of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a new job? Lidl is hiring 100 people for its new distribution centre in Kildare Newbridge

Looking for a new job? Lidl is hiring 100 people for its new distribution centre in Kildare

Kildare County Council has given the go-ahead for the new site on the Naas Road, Newbridge.

From TheJournal.ie Government to discuss tackling Ireland's gender pay gap with businesses and trade unions Wage Equality

Government to discuss tackling Ireland's gender pay gap with businesses and trade unions

EU figures show that in Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9% less than men

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback Booming

'I'm learning every day': Apprenticeships in Ireland are making a comeback

At the end of last year, the apprenticeship population was at about 13,000 and new registrations in 2018 are expected to reach over 6,000.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming Census 2016

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors Economy

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law Employment

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs Direct Provision

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy helping people kiss the Blarney Stone? Here's your chance You're A Keeper

Fancy helping people kiss the Blarney Stone? Here's your chance

Blarney Castle is looking for a new keeper – we found out what the job involves.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should dole payments be linked to a person's PRSI contributions? Dole Scheme This post contains a poll

Poll: Should dole payments be linked to a person's PRSI contributions?

Similar social insurance contribution schemes exist in other countries in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview Government

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week' Autism

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'

The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister Jobseekers

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

From TheJournal.ie Beyond Silicon Docks: How a hot market for tech jobs is driving hubs across rural Ireland Technology

Beyond Silicon Docks: How a hot market for tech jobs is driving hubs across rural Ireland

Plus we look at the most in-demand roles in tech right now.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak Growth

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

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