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#Jobs initiative

# jobs-initiative - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Column: Social clauses should be in all state contracts to help people get back to work

The announcement that 400 of new Irish Water jobs are to be set aside for graduates, the unemployed and small businesses is welcome – but we should be doing this for all our large scale projects by including social inclusion clauses, writes John Lyons.

# jobs-initiative - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Burton defends government's jobs record, says economy is in 'transition'

The Social Protection Minister claimed that the jobs initiative had boosted tourism numbers. Yesterday, the CSO said that there were fewer visits to Ireland in the first quarter of 2012.

# jobs-initiative - Monday 23 January, 2012

Employment initiative sees businesses pledge almost 1,200 new jobs

Hireland hopes to encourage the creation of 5,000 new positions across Ireland in the first six months of 2012.

# jobs-initiative - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Government accused of hoarding pension levy to skew exchequer figures

Michael McGrath says the government’s pension levy isn’t being used on job creation – but the government disagrees.

# jobs-initiative - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

FoI documents reveal government's split over pensions levy

Documents released to Fianna Fáil show Labour’s concerns that the levy on private pensions could force some schemes to wind up.

# jobs-initiative - Monday 18 July, 2011

Column: The ‘jobs initiative’ is wasting millions of euro

The Government’s €473million programme gives out money to companies whether they create jobs or not. If we weren’t broke before we will be soon, writes economist Michael Taft.

Ireland's top companies still creating jobs

A large number on the list of Deloitte’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ say they will continue to recruit this year, while more than 90 per cent think NAMA isn’t doing its job.

# jobs-initiative - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Scheme that has created eight internships will cost €16 million

The government is hoping to create 5,000 internships from the scheme which was launched two weeks ago and insists it is happy with the progress so far.

# jobs-initiative - Friday 1 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

In today’s 9 at 9: Some good news as VAT is lowered; a twist in the Strauss-Kahn case; new developments in the Race for the Áras; and who is a “snotty Miss Fancy Pants”?

# jobs-initiative - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Angry Dáil exchanges over alleged pension levy 'cover-up'

Micheál Martin accuses Enda Kenny of ‘covering up’ government policy on the pension levy – a claim labelled “balderdash”.

# jobs-initiative - Thursday 16 June, 2011

100 days on: "we have started to rebuild a broken economy"

The Taoiseach has promised that there will be no rise in income tax in the next budget. Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore have been highlighting their achievements so far, but say there’s a lot left to do.

# jobs-initiative - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Minister announces funding for transport projects

The Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar claims that the funding committed from his department to the government’s jobs initiative has the potential to create around 1,000 jobs in Ireland.

# jobs-initiative - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Noonan didn't consult with Pensions Board before confirming levy

The finance minister confirms the Pensions Board was not formally consulted over the move to fund the jobs initiative.

# jobs-initiative - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Pension levy is a tax on those who have prepared for the future, says IBEC

The employers’ group says pension and benefit schemes are in serious danger and is urging the government to reconsider the pension levy. The levy forms part of the government jobs initiative.

Over half of people positive after jobs initiative, survey finds

55 per cent of respondents are positive about the jobs initiative itself, while 85 per cent can handle prospective bad news.

# jobs-initiative - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Poll: Is it fair to levy private pensions to create jobs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it fair to levy private pensions to create jobs?

Michael Noonan says the pensions levy is ‘modest’ and temporary – but should those with private pensions have to foot the bill?

# jobs-initiative - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme

Justice minister Alan Shatter announces the 14 countries to which the visa waiver will apply from July 1.

Tourism trade mission bids to attract Asia-Pacific visitors

Tourism Ireland will lead a delegation on a five-day ‘sales blitz’ as the government confirms a temporary visa waiver scheme.

Noonan defends pension levy in face of 'hysterical' criticism

The Finance Minister has said the government’s introduction of a levy on private pension funds will help to restart the economy – and accused the pensions industry of acting in a “quasi-hysterical” manner.

# jobs-initiative - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our nightly wrap-up of what’s been going on… including some hints on who to watch in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.

Jobs intiative will see levy on private pensions - but travel tax abolished Jobs Initiative This post contains a poll

Jobs intiative will see levy on private pensions - but travel tax abolished

Michael Noonan’s jobs initiative will see a levy of 0.6 per cent on private pensions, which will fund VAT and PRSI cuts.

# jobs-initiative - Monday 9 May, 2011

Jobs initiative will include €30 million for school projects

The projects for refurbishment and renovation of national and secondary schools will be funded by the department of education and the exchequer. The jobs initiative will be announced in full tomorrow.

# jobs-initiative - Friday 6 May, 2011

Government may levy private pensions to pay for jobs budget

The Irish Association of Pension Funds says a new levy on private pensions would be tantamount to a ‘stealth tax’.

# jobs-initiative - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Taoiseach announces finders fee for job creators

The new scheme will be part of the government’s jobs initiative which is due to be announced next week. The Taoiseach is currently on a two-day visit to New York.

# jobs-initiative - Saturday 30 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Bad news for growth and jobs in Ireland; The royal wedding hangover; a television appearance by Colonel Gaddafi; the one year anniversary of Gerry Ryan’s death; and a race row hits French football.

# jobs-initiative - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Details of jobs initiative emerge but government 'has no idea how many jobs it will create'

Reports in today’s Sunday papers give more details about next month’s planned jobs initiative but there are doubts about how many jobs it will create.