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# Employment

Last month
January 2023
Voices
Analysis: The gender pay gap tells us less about wages and more about company power structures
Economist and lecturer Dr Aedín Doris looks at the recent publications of gender pay figures and what it means for equality in the workplace.
Last year
2022
Voices
Financial advisor: Your job just gone? Here's what you should do right now to mind your money
There are financial steps you can take to alleviate the stress of losing a job, according to Mark O’Sullivan of Provest.
Voices
Opinion: The remote work we do has transformed the lives of our entire family
Rowena Hennigan says remote work has the power to transform the way we live.
# Job Cuts
Pharmaceutical company Novartis to cut up to 400 jobs in Dublin
The changes will occur at the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin by the end of 2024.
# CSO
Employment at highest level in 24 years with over 2.5 million working
This is the highest rate since the current series of records began in 1998.
# WRC
Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year
The commission has published its annual report.
Voices
Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.
# Ukraine
Payment to households hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘to be made in coming weeks’
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said there are almost 27,000 Ukrainians who have been issued with PPS numbers.
All time
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
Apache Pizza seeking to hire 500 people across 180 Irish stores before Christmas
The company has organised a national recruitment roadshow over the coming weeks.
Voices
Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.
# work experience
10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.
# Vaccines
'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.
# Unemployment Supports
Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.
Voices
Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews
In our new regular Voices column, career expert Sarah Geraghty offers advice to our readers who would like a change to their working life.
Voices
Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.
# PUP
Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.
# Social Welfare
New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.
# Huawei
Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.
# Jobs
Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.
# Labour Court
Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.
# Your Say
Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?
The Tánaiste has said the government is looking at providing people with the legal right to request remote working.
# alternative work
On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work
If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.
# Employment
Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting
The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.
# Covid-19
Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.
# LGBT
US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm?
The government has been asked to conduct research into the issue.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.
# Covid-19
Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.
# Covid-19
Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Coronavirus
Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?
A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.
# Searches
Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits
The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.
# Economy
Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank
Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.
# travel to work
Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.
# Retirement
'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.
# Employment
'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.
# Employment
The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000
Law is the best paid sector, according to new research.
# ireland 2029
What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?
It could empower Irish workers, but is it really the best solution for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
# ireland 2029
Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?
How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.
# Penalty Rates
Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.
# The Agora Companies
Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford
The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.