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# unemployed - Monday 18 February, 2013

Column: Unemployed people already feel they have no worth without being called ‘spongers’

The contemporary world values people in terms of what they do for a living, so what is that saying to the unemployed, asks Tom Boland.

# unemployed - Friday 4 January, 2013

Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

# unemployed - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Maker of Oscar statues to lay off more than one third of workforce

The Chicago-based company also produces awards for the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, American Idol and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

# unemployed - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ Panel: Unemployed

Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.

# unemployed - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# unemployed - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Sinn Féin launches its jobs plan

The party says it has identified €13 billion which can be sourced to create jobs, improve competitiveness and increase productivity.

# unemployed - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Sharp rise in numbers taking part in back-to-work schemes

More than 57,000 people are now taking part in the various schemes for long-term unemployed.

# unemployed - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers

Exactly HOW many people would be better off on the Dole? And just how many people emigrate from Ireland every day?

# unemployed - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: I had no job but volunteering helped me feel more fulfilled

Graduate Paul Lang found himself unemployed after leaving college but said that volunteering was the first step to getting his life back on track.

# unemployed - Thursday 13 September, 2012

New online directory for unemployed people launched

Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.

# unemployed - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

'Positivity is here in this room, people getting up and starting again'

Attending today’s Springboard Roadshow in Dublin,’s Christina Finn asks job seekers why returning to education is their only option.

# unemployed - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Man offers first paycheck in return for a job in Dublin

The 20-year-old Kildare man said he wants his independence, and he’s willing to shell out to anyone who can help him on his way.

# unemployed - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Department to examine rehiring of retired primary school teachers

Several retired teachers who were recently rehired by primary schools were taken on for more than 50 days.

# unemployed - 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.

# unemployed - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Government unveils scheme to get unemployed back to work

Minister Joan Burton unveiled the ambitious plan today and promised that the Irish government will not repeat the mistakes of the 1980s.

# unemployed - Friday 27 January, 2012

More than 5 million people now unemployed in Spain

There is now an unemployment rate of 22.8 per cent in Spain, a country which already had Europe’s worst unemployment level.

# unemployed - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Unemployed people "are not statistics"

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore hits back at Joe Higgins description of ‘Pathways to Work’ interviews for jobless as “Alcoholics Anonymous style” meetings.

# unemployed - Monday 2 January, 2012

11 things you should never put on your CV Jobs This post contains images

11 things you should never put on your CV

Looking for a job in the new year? Then take our advice and make sure not to put these on it…

# unemployed - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

How to boost job prospects for the unemployed? The ESRI thinks it has the answers

New research suggests training in how to conduct job searches and schemes which subsidise employers to take on workers are most likely to be successful.

# unemployed - Monday 24 October, 2011

Man arrested after allegedly setting fire to 100 cars

It is reported that the young, unemployed man alleged to have lit the fires was motivated by “social envy”.

# unemployed - Thursday 13 October, 2011

ESRI report says just 3 per cent better off on dole than in jobs

The organisation also recommends that the government look at diverse means of generating taxes other than relying on income-related taxes like the Universal Social Charge.

# unemployed - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid

The money is aimed at re-training unemployed construction workers in Ireland so as that they can return to work.

# unemployed - Sunday 2 October, 2011

€28,000 yearly welfare payments are not indicative of average families - Department

Figures put together by the Department of Social Protection show reveal how much a family of six on social welfare could receive in a year.

# unemployed - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Unemployment rate at its highest since December

The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 per cent to 14.4 per cent in the August, with 1,600 more people signing on the Live Register.