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#Employment

# employment - Monday 12 July, 2021

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
# Work Experience
# Work Experience

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched

Jul 12th 2021, 11:39 AM 74,976 Views 53 Comments

The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.

# employment - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 53,312 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

# employment - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
# Unemployment Supports
# Unemployment Supports

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,543 Views 14 Comments

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.

# employment - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews
# A New Column
# A New Column

Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews

Jun 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,462 Views 8 Comments

In our new regular Voices column, career expert Sarah Geraghty offers advice to our readers who would like a change to their working life.

# employment - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,889 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

# employment - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

Apr 20th 2021, 7:18 PM 19,122 Views 9 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

# employment - Monday 8 February, 2021

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 160,372 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

# employment - Monday 1 February, 2021

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
# Huawei
# Huawei

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years

Feb 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 16,332 Views 26 Comments

The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.

# employment - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
# Jobs
# Jobs

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles

Jan 13th 2021, 8:46 AM 29,928 Views 28 Comments

The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.

# employment - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund

Dec 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 67,009 Views 74 Comments

Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.

# employment - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employees be given the right to ask to work from home?

Oct 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 45,610 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste has said the government is looking at providing people with the legal right to request remote working.

# employment - Monday 27 July, 2020

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work
# Alternative Work
# Alternative Work

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work

Jul 27th 2020, 8:06 PM 35,828 Views 112 Comments

If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.

# employment - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting
# Employment
# Employment

Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting

Jul 8th 2020, 2:57 PM 26,834 Views 18 Comments

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.

# employment - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 13,729 Views 19 Comments

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

# employment - Monday 15 June, 2020

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
# LGBT
# LGBT

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Jun 15th 2020, 8:01 PM 10,081 Views 24 Comments

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

# employment - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm?

Jun 13th 2020, 9:44 AM 76,218 Views 96 Comments

The government has been asked to conduct research into the issue.

# employment - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show

May 21st 2020, 4:49 PM 9,584 Views 5 Comments

Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.

# employment - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:20 AM 28,113 Views 110 Comments

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

# employment - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

Apr 14th 2020, 2:50 PM 10,625 Views 3 Comments

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# employment - Friday 6 March, 2020

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

Mar 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,521 Views 60 Comments

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

# employment - Monday 17 February, 2020

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits
# Searches
# Searches

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

Feb 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 82,358 Views 0 Comments

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

# employment - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank
# Economy
# Economy

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank

Feb 12th 2020, 10:35 AM 14,139 Views 27 Comments

Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.

# employment - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
# Travel To Work
# Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,726 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# employment - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
# Retirement
# Retirement

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over

Oct 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 12,953 Views 5 Comments

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 - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
# Employment
# Employment

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,151 Views 45 Comments

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

# employment - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000
# Employment
# Employment

The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000

Aug 28th 2019, 6:10 AM 38,866 Views 29 Comments

Law is the best paid sector, according to new research.

# employment - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?

Jul 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 58,169 Views 56 Comments

It could empower Irish workers, but is it really the best solution for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens?

Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?

Jul 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 44,748 Views 102 Comments

How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
# Penalty Rates
# Penalty Rates

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

Jul 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 69,833 Views 130 Comments

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

# employment - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford
# The Agora Companies
# The Agora Companies

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

Jul 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,111 Views 1 Comment

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

# employment - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?

Jun 27th 2019, 12:00 PM 28,508 Views 82 Comments

There are pros and cons.

# employment - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'Employees will work smarter, not longer': Is Ireland ready for a four-day working week?

Jun 26th 2019, 9:50 AM 54,367 Views 57 Comments

Welcome to TheJournal.ie’s 10-week podcast series, Ireland 2029.

# employment - 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 26,381 Views 46 Comments

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

# employment - Thursday 20 June, 2019

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation
# Career Opportunities
# Career Opportunities

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation

Jun 20th 2019, 9:43 AM 20,121 Views 26 Comments

The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.

# employment - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

May 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 55,256 Views 0 Comments

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

# employment - Saturday 6 April, 2019

There has been a spike in managers buying into the multibillion-dollar life coaching business
# Jobs
# Jobs

There has been a spike in managers buying into the multibillion-dollar life coaching business

Apr 6th 2019, 11:00 AM 17,001 Views 15 Comments

Industry experts say execs are looking for skills to help them hang on to staff.

# employment - Monday 4 March, 2019

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:52 PM 54,707 Views 37 Comments

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

# employment - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin
# Workhuman
# Workhuman

Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin

Feb 27th 2019, 8:14 AM 27,709 Views 27 Comments

Workhuman also announced a €4 million investment into its headquarters in Dublin.

# employment - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000
# Overturned
# Overturned

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM 37,125 Views 0 Comments

The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.

# employment - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,827 Views 29 Comments

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

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