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#Employment

# employment - Monday 27 July, 2020

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 - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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.

# employment - Thursday 2 July, 2020

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.

# employment - Monday 15 June, 2020

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.

# employment - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Poll: Should a four-day work week become the norm? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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 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 This post contains a poll

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

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?

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

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

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?'

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

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?

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 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

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

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

# employment - Monday 7 January, 2019

Poll: Are you looking for a new job this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you looking for a new job this year?

More than half of employers expect to lose employees this year.

# employment - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs

The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.

# employment - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland

This group is also over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment when compared to white Irish people.

# employment - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show

61,900 additional people entered employment in 2017, according to the latest National Skills Bulletin.

# employment - Monday 3 December, 2018

Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD

I thought my life was as good as over when I became disabled and lost my business, but studying at the National Learning Network changed everything, writes Keith Murphy.

# employment - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

# employment - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Blockchain has a big problem - Irish workers aren't interested

The budding industry is crying out for talent.

# employment - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year

Social welfare fraud totalled €38.4 million in 2017, down from €41 million in 2016.

# employment - Monday 19 November, 2018

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate Tax

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

# employment - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case WRC

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

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