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Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions
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Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 43,464 Views 45 Comments

With the phasing out of the PUP, government is keen to bring in pay-related unemployment payments.

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'
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Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 22,680 Views 50 Comments

Jobseekers will face tough competition with hundreds of thousands of people still out of work as a direct result of the pandemic.

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
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Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 22,526 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
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JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 24,334 Views 44 Comments

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

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 26,298 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 62,662 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,218 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,596 Views 61 Comments

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

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government
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Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government

Feb 7th 2019, 5:58 PM 38,593 Views 66 Comments

The government was defeated by 81 votes to 42.

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

Feb 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 70,505 Views 102 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,553 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2018, 8:50 AM 24,604 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,173 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 30,777 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2017, 4:54 PM 25,819 Views 61 Comments

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

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work
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No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

Nov 3rd 2015, 11:48 AM 12,460 Views 58 Comments

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

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
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Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,287 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 9,873 Views 64 Comments

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
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# The Lovely Boner

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

Apr 13th 2015, 1:45 PM 5,538 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2015, 6:16 AM 21,278 Views 11 Comments

And it’s bringing its plans overseas.

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

Feb 7th 2015, 10:15 AM 11,377 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,818 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 4:22 PM 17,500 Views 85 Comments

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.

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

Oct 7th 2014, 2:07 PM 15,235 Views 105 Comments

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

To whom it may concern...
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To whom it may concern...

Aug 9th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,151 Views 15 Comments

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

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again
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Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

Jul 30th 2014, 11:44 AM 7,064 Views 55 Comments

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

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

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,756 Views 82 Comments

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.

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

Jun 9th 2014, 7:39 AM 9,743 Views 54 Comments

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

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge
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1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

May 8th 2014, 6:27 PM 37,245 Views 245 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2014, 3:48 PM 9,758 Views 64 Comments

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

Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV
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Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV

Mar 27th 2014, 9:29 AM 5,769 Views 2 Comments

Take all of our jobs.

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

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,185 Views 68 Comments

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.

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process
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Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,671 Views 23 Comments

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:00 PM 21,137 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 62,365 Views 331 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2014, 11:42 AM 5,192 Views 5 Comments

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

Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme
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Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme

Jan 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,290 Views 19 Comments

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.

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

Jan 14th 2014, 9:58 AM 8,066 Views 64 Comments

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

More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014
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More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014

Dec 29th 2013, 1:43 PM 11,759 Views 29 Comments

Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.

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

Nov 24th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,808 Views 32 Comments

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

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