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#Jobseekers

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 'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year Jobseekers

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says the government has a legally binding contract with the operators that it must honour.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure from the Troika made government set up JobPath scheme, says Labour Jobseekers

Pressure from the Troika made government set up JobPath scheme, says Labour

This week, opposition parties united to vote in favour of a motion calling for referrals to the scheme to end.

From TheJournal.ie Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government Jobseekers
From TheJournal.ie 'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme Jobseekers

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

From TheJournal.ie Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme Unemployment

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment Budget Proposals

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

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 'Welfare cheats cheat us all': New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud Benefit Fraud

'Welfare cheats cheat us all': New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud

It’s estimated that last year suspected fraud overpayments of Jobseeker’s Allowance cost €14 million.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today Social Welfare

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

From TheJournal.ie No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work Jobs

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

The Department of Social Protection said an evaluation of the JobBridge scheme is about to commence.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole Signing Off

New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole

The ESRI research found that eight out of 10 jobseekers would earn 40% more by finding work than staying on benefits.

There's a job going for a 'boner' in Dublin

Look, we were just wondering if anyone was interested. *sniggers*

From TheJournal.ie This Irish company is trying to solve one of the biggest problems in job hunting Headhunting

This Irish company is trying to solve one of the biggest problems in job hunting

And it’s bringing its plans overseas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Opening a business is risky. It's time self-employed people had a safety net' RISKY BUSINESS

'Opening a business is risky. It's time self-employed people had a safety net'

The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.

From TheJournal.ie Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates In Demand

Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates

Professional job seekers are becoming savvier when it comes to potential employers.

From TheJournal.ie Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet' Jobseekers

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

From TheJournal.ie New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

From TheJournal.ie To whom it may concern... Looking For Work

To whom it may concern...

That’s the answer but what’s the question…

From TheJournal.ie Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again Jobseekers

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare Jobseekers

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

From TheJournal.ie Over 6,000 new places announced on jobseeker 'Springboard' courses Education

Over 6,000 new places announced on jobseeker 'Springboard' courses

The courses, which are free to jobseekers, specifically target areas where employment is growing.

From TheJournal.ie 1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge Incentive

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment Jobseekers

Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment

An Taoiseach made the comments as Live Register declined for the 22nd consecutive month.

Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV

Take all of our jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Self-employed treated like "second-class citizens" in social welfare system - ISME Jobseekers

Self-employed treated like "second-class citizens" in social welfare system - ISME

ISME is calling for self-employed person to have the option of paying a higher rate of PRSI in order to entitled them to the same social welfare payments as their PAYE counterparts.

From TheJournal.ie Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process Waiting Time

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a tragic death in Ennis, bank guarantee documents, and the Olympic games.

From TheJournal.ie Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities Back To Work

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities

The INOU said participants need to be matched appropriately to suitable positions.

From TheJournal.ie Arrears, medical cards, job loss: What people sought advice for online in 2013 Citizensinformation.ie

Arrears, medical cards, job loss: What people sought advice for online in 2013

Advice websites run by the Citizens Information Board, such as keepingyourhome.ie and all saw an increase in traffic.

From TheJournal.ie Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme Outsourcing

Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said some of the companies who expressed an interest in this scheme have “dubious records” in England where they provide similar services.

From TheJournal.ie Will you get a pay rise in 2014? Over half of employees don't think they will Jobswatch

Will you get a pay rise in 2014? Over half of employees don't think they will

The prediction is made in Cpl’s Employment Market Monitor Report, which also recorded a rise in the number of jobs posted last year.

From TheJournal.ie More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014 Jobseekers

More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014

Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: There'll be no delay restoring Jobseeker payments for seasonal workers Christmas Work

Burton: There'll be no delay restoring Jobseeker payments for seasonal workers

The Minister for Social Protection is advising anyone taking up work for Christmas to let their local social welfare office know.

From TheJournal.ie Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,400 penalties for jobseekers who refuse work or education Social Welfare

More than 2,400 penalties for jobseekers who refuse work or education

The figure for 2013 is already well ahead of the corresponding number of sanctions last year.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment Social Welfare

Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment

A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.

From TheJournal.ie €54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent Social Protection

€54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent

Department of Social Protection spending represented 40.6 per cent of all Government expenditure last year, according to figures out today.

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