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# jobseekers - Monday 21 October, 2013

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.

# jobseekers - Saturday 24 August, 2013

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”.

# jobseekers - Thursday 11 July, 2013

€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.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

A government website is advertising excavation work for jobseekers... in Iraq

The position in the war-torn Middle East country is one of dozens advertised on the State training and employment agency’s website that are based outside of Ireland.

# jobseekers - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012

The department answered 8.4 million calls, allocated 154,000 PPS numbers and processed two million applications.

# jobseekers - Friday 1 March, 2013

Column: 15 tips to help you get a job

Although there has been a drop in the unemployment figures, there are still many people searching for work. To mark National Jobseekers’ Day, Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig has some tips to help.

# jobseekers - Friday 22 February, 2013

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's work on jobs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's work on jobs?

The Government launched its Action Plan on Jobs for 2013 today.

# jobseekers - Friday 21 December, 2012

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

# jobseekers - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Careers clinic: Get a reference... from your colleagues

A referral by a friend or colleague is one of the more fruitful avenues to explore in job hunting.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers

The Department of Social Protection recently introduced a measure to allow payments to be reduced by up to €44 a week for those refusing to take up job interviews, training, or employment offers.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Live Register drops by 2,300 in July to 437,300

However standardised unemployment rate remains unchanged from June, according to CSO.

# jobseekers - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Careers fairs - six tips for job hunters

Visitor numbers at jobs fairs have soared since the beginning of the recession – these tips might help you make the most of any you decide to attend.

# jobseekers - Monday 23 April, 2012

Jobs announced in Cork as jobseekers roadshow begins

The National Jobseekers Roadshow kicked off today in Dublin and Cork – and Cpl has some recruitment tips for those interested. Meanwhile, M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced 30 new jobs in Cork.

# jobseekers - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Airport and rent inspectors will be used to combat welfare fraud

Welfare fraud inspectors will be deployed to all entry and exit points to the country.

# jobseekers - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Govt to launch plan to get people back to work

Sustainable employment is the aim of the Government’s new Pathways to Work programme.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting

The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.

# jobseekers - Thursday 16 February, 2012

€645m saved through social welfare 'control measures'

Joan Burton says 982,000 individual claims have been reviewed, including savings of €60m from the ‘special investigation unit’.

437 jobseekers had payments cut for refusing employment help

The jobseekers had their payments reduced after the Department of Social Protection examined around 2,000 cases of people who failed to attend two Employment Action Plan interviews.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am, including: Enda heads Stateside (again), penalties for jobseekers turning down work, and good news on the jobs front for Dublin.

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers

The Government is looking at ways to impose tougher penalty sanctions on jobseekers who do not take advantage of all employment opportunities.

# jobseekers - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Careers clinic: A job interview is no time for humility’s resident careers guru Liam Horan advises that when it comes to interviews, be yourself – but even more so than usual…

# jobseekers - Friday 7 October, 2011

Most jobseekers don't care about their social media activity

But employers do…about 25 per cent of recruiters check out potential candidates’ social networking profiles before offering them a job.

# jobseekers - Monday 29 August, 2011

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year Welfare Fraud This post contains a poll

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year

Savings of nearly €345 million have been made so far this year as a result of more than 350,000 reviews of social welfare claims. The numbers of people making anonymous reports is on the increase.

# jobseekers - Friday 13 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: No debt forgiveness for struggling homeowners; NAMA gives a painting to the state (but holds onto an entire collection), and we know it hurts but – is childbirth really a “murderous” experience?

# jobseekers - Monday 15 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the bailout’s on (or maybe it’s not); Sarah Palin’s new reality show airs in the US – and do the unemployed really earn more than the average industrial wage?