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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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 285 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Economy
# Economy

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

May 3rd 2012, 8:57 AM 1,344 Views 30 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Employment initiative sees businesses pledge almost 1,200 new jobs

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:36 PM 2,899 Views 16 Comments

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
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Government accused of hoarding pension levy to skew exchequer figures

Oct 5th 2011, 2:35 PM 410 Views 11 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Aug 9th 2011, 4:48 PM 1,475 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

FoI documents reveal government's split over pensions levy
# Pensions Levy
# Pensions Levy

FoI documents reveal government's split over pensions levy

Aug 9th 2011, 12:29 PM 617 Views 2 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 18th 2011, 6:58 PM 28 Views 24 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

Ireland's top companies still creating jobs

Jul 18th 2011, 3:18 PM 1,353 Views 0 Comments

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
# Internships
# Internships

Scheme that has created eight internships will cost €16 million

Jul 17th 2011, 2:10 PM 859 Views 18 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jul 1st 2011, 8:18 AM 2,290 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

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

Jun 21st 2011, 4:48 PM 480 Views 7 Comments

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"
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

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

Jun 16th 2011, 4:47 PM 599 Views 18 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Minister announces funding for transport projects

Jun 11th 2011, 4:14 PM 557 Views 10 Comments

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
# Pensions Levy
# Pensions Levy

Noonan didn't consult with Pensions Board before confirming levy

Jun 1st 2011, 2:48 PM 631 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

May 17th 2011, 9:48 AM 1,025 Views 20 Comments

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
# Positivity
# Positivity

Over half of people positive after jobs initiative, survey finds

May 17th 2011, 7:10 AM 263 Views 0 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 12th 2011, 10:15 AM 4,499 Views 44 Comments

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
# Tourism
# Tourism

Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme

May 11th 2011, 6:54 PM 1,831 Views 12 Comments

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
# Tourism

Tourism trade mission bids to attract Asia-Pacific visitors

May 11th 2011, 3:35 PM 587 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hysterical
# Hysterical

Noonan defends pension levy in face of 'hysterical' criticism

May 11th 2011, 9:43 AM 978 Views 0 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 10th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,941 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobs Initiative

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

May 10th 2011, 5:57 PM 2,455 Views 29 Comments

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
# Jobs Initiative
# Jobs Initiative

Jobs initiative will include €30 million for school projects

May 9th 2011, 9:01 AM 549 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobs Budget
# Jobs Budget

Government may levy private pensions to pay for jobs budget

May 6th 2011, 2:18 PM 1,035 Views 0 Comments

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
# Finders Fee
# Finders Fee

Taoiseach announces finders fee for job creators

May 5th 2011, 8:25 AM 1,540 Views 0 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Apr 30th 2011, 8:57 AM 3,070 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Jobs Initiative
# Jobs Initiative

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

Apr 24th 2011, 12:06 PM 738 Views 0 Comments

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.