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From TheJournal.ie Ireland is getting a new internship programme Budget 2018

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment" Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"

Are job activation schemes masking the reality of unemployment in Ireland? What kind of jobs are people getting anyway?

From TheJournal.ie 'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews' Youth Unemployment

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'

I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.

From TheJournal.ie "Our view is that it has done the job it was asked to do" - JobBridge to be wound down from Friday Scrapped

"Our view is that it has done the job it was asked to do" - JobBridge to be wound down from Friday

Consultation will soon begin for a new job activation programme to take its place.

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it? Bridge Of Sighs

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?

The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for 'exploitative' JobBridge to be scrapped after more revelations Out Of Control

Calls for 'exploitative' JobBridge to be scrapped after more revelations

The Department of Social Protection says the scheme is being reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied Out Foxed

Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied

The minister says once it’s legal it’s fair game.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds sign petition protesting against fox-hunting internship on JobBridge Blood Sports

Hundreds sign petition protesting against fox-hunting internship on JobBridge

The petition was started by the Irish Council Against Bloodsports.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate? GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

From TheJournal.ie I spent five long years studying to be a vet and I'm up against JobBridge ads paying €50 a week Opinion

I spent five long years studying to be a vet and I'm up against JobBridge ads paying €50 a week

Veterinary Ireland has said it has written to the Department of Social Protection to express their concerns about JobBridge vet positions. Here, one graduate tells her story.

From TheJournal.ie I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling? Opinion

I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling?

Putting skilled graduates into underpaid positions does not address unemployment and leaves aspiring graduates feeling undervalued, writes Christian Korpos.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers Opinion

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers

‘Obligations to care for children or the lack of employment in rural areas may well have accounted for the vast proportion of the unemployment rate during the Celtic Tiger.’

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether A BRIDGE TOO FAR

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether

The scheme has been widely-used, but never without controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns Opinion

Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns

I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.

From TheJournal.ie We're a group of young people who picket JobBridge businesses. Here's why Opinion

We're a group of young people who picket JobBridge businesses. Here's why

Members of youth activist group Work Must Pay explain why they’ve decided to take action.

From TheJournal.ie Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads Teachers

Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads

The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.

From TheJournal.ie Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement Return To Sender

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge?

Participants in the scheme get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare.

From TheJournal.ie The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers... Grand Job

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

From TheJournal.ie Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns County Councils

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

From TheJournal.ie Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke' Objection

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin Ssssssshhhh

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job* Shots Fired

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

From TheJournal.ie The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why Not This Time

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

From TheJournal.ie 'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits' Good And Bad Reviews

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'

Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration Back To Work

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people Internships

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people

Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now Angry At The System

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes Jobs Club

JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes

An internal audit flagged that the practice was taking place at Jobs Club classes.

From TheJournal.ie Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship The New Emily

Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship

Duties include being the PA to the managing director, as well as front of house for clients.

From TheJournal.ie Fewer people are doing JobBridge internships than expected Back To Work
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour No Experience Required

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour

The force is currently seeking a “human rights assistant” and “legal/policing researcher.”

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace? Concerns Raised

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?

Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship Single Parent

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

From TheJournal.ie There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments Interns

There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments

Eleven of them are in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

From TheJournal.ie Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge Subbridge

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge

The placement is at a store in Galway City.

From TheJournal.ie Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago? Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor Internships

JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor

A school in Mayo has found a loophole, it seems.

From TheJournal.ie Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out Special Needs

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

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