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#Jobseekers

# jobseekers - Saturday 1 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 22,670 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.

# jobseekers - Friday 29 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 22,096 Views 84 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 24,049 Views 44 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Friday 21 June, 2019

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
# Employment
# Employment

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 26,229 Views 46 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 7 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 61,869 Views 68 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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

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 23,129 Views 37 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Sunday 10 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,580 Views 61 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 7 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 5:58 PM 38,444 Views 66 Comments

The government was defeated by 81 votes to 42.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 70,396 Views 102 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Friday 30 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,357 Views 99 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Monday 8 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 8th 2018, 8:50 AM 24,590 Views 76 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Saturday 7 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,130 Views 28 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 30,704 Views 75 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 5 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 5th 2017, 4:54 PM 25,807 Views 61 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

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

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

Nov 3rd 2015, 11:48 AM 12,434 Views 58 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

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

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,261 Views 50 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 9,865 Views 64 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Monday 13 April, 2015

There's a job going for a 'boner' in Dublin
# The Lovely Boner
From The Daily Edge
# The Lovely Boner

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

Apr 13th 2015, 1:45 PM 5,473 Views 3 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 26 February, 2015

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

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.

# jobseekers - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 10:15 AM 11,376 Views 28 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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

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.

# jobseekers - Monday 13 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 4:22 PM 17,496 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.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 7th 2014, 2:07 PM 15,219 Views 105 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

To whom it may concern...
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

To whom it may concern...

Aug 9th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,136 Views 15 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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

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%.

# jobseekers - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,735 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.

# jobseekers - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 7:39 AM 9,742 Views 54 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

May 8th 2014, 6:27 PM 37,243 Views 245 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 30th 2014, 3:48 PM 9,754 Views 64 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV
# In Bits
From The Daily Edge
# In Bits

Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV

Mar 27th 2014, 9:29 AM 5,766 Views 2 Comments

Take all of our jobs.

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

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 - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process
# Waiting Time
# Waiting Time

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,661 Views 23 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

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.

# jobseekers - Friday 21 February, 2014

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

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

Feb 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 62,291 Views 330 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Friday 31 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 31st 2014, 11:42 AM 5,190 Views 5 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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

Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme

Jan 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,280 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.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 14th 2014, 9:58 AM 8,065 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.

# jobseekers - Sunday 29 December, 2013

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

More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014

Dec 29th 2013, 1:43 PM 11,758 Views 29 Comments

Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.

# jobseekers - Sunday 24 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 24th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,806 Views 32 Comments

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

# jobseekers - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

Oct 24th 2013, 11:06 PM 4,635 Views 17 Comments

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

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