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Poll: Should a percentage of new jobs be set aside for certain sections of society?

With 400 of the 1,600 jobs to install water meters being set aside for graduates, the unemployed and small businesses, is this a move that should be repeated?
Feb 25th 2013, 9:43 AM 6,811 49

IT HAS BEEN announced that 400 of the new jobs that are to be created in Irish Water are to be set aside for people from small, local businesses, the long-term unemployed and graduates.

This makes up 25 per cent of the total number of jobs that are to be created in order to install water meters throughout the country.

With graduates struggling to join the workforce and Ireland’s unemployment rate remaining high, setting aside a percentage of jobs in each new jobs announcement to cater to these groups could help.

So today we ask: Should job announcements come with a caveat that certain sections of society are given priority, assuming they are suitably qualified?

Poll Results:

No (1120)
I don't know (653)
Yes (579)

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