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#JobBridge

# jobbridge - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Ireland is getting a new internship programme
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

Oct 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,408 Views 23 Comments

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

# jobbridge - Sunday 1 January, 2017

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"

Jan 1st 2017, 7:00 PM 24,785 Views 61 Comments

Are job activation schemes masking the reality of unemployment in Ireland? What kind of jobs are people getting anyway?

# jobbridge - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'

Nov 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,717 Views 142 Comments

I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"Our view is that it has done the job it was asked to do" - JobBridge to be wound down from Friday
# Scrapped
# Scrapped

"Our view is that it has done the job it was asked to do" - JobBridge to be wound down from Friday

Oct 18th 2016, 4:49 PM 18,600 Views 72 Comments

Consultation will soon begin for a new job activation programme to take its place.

# jobbridge - Sunday 22 May, 2016

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?
# Bridge Of Sighs
# Bridge Of Sighs

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?

May 22nd 2016, 4:34 PM 34,518 Views 94 Comments

The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.

# jobbridge - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Calls for 'exploitative' JobBridge to be scrapped after more revelations
# Out Of Control
# Out Of Control

Calls for 'exploitative' JobBridge to be scrapped after more revelations

Apr 24th 2016, 3:59 PM 54,175 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says the scheme is being reviewed.

# jobbridge - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied
# Out Foxed
# Out Foxed

Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied

Apr 3rd 2016, 7:30 AM 22,609 Views 71 Comments

The minister says once it’s legal it’s fair game.

# jobbridge - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Hundreds sign petition protesting against fox-hunting internship on JobBridge
# Blood Sports
# Blood Sports

Hundreds sign petition protesting against fox-hunting internship on JobBridge

Mar 10th 2016, 6:02 AM 21,707 Views 290 Comments

The petition was started by the Irish Council Against Bloodsports.

# jobbridge - Sunday 14 February, 2016

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

Feb 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,366 Views 97 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

I spent five long years studying to be a vet and I'm up against JobBridge ads paying €50 a week
# Opinion
# Opinion

I spent five long years studying to be a vet and I'm up against JobBridge ads paying €50 a week

Oct 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,650 Views 141 Comments

Veterinary Ireland has said it has written to the Department of Social Protection to express their concerns about JobBridge vet positions. Here, one graduate tells her story.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling?
# Opinion
# Opinion

I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling?

Sep 15th 2015, 8:00 PM 973 Views 92 Comments

Putting skilled graduates into underpaid positions does not address unemployment and leaves aspiring graduates feeling undervalued, writes Christian Korpos.

# jobbridge - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers

Sep 3rd 2015, 10:55 AM 1,066 Views 150 Comments

‘Obligations to care for children or the lack of employment in rural areas may well have accounted for the vast proportion of the unemployment rate during the Celtic Tiger.’

# jobbridge - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether
# A BRIDGE TOO FAR
# A BRIDGE TOO FAR

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether

Aug 18th 2015, 11:01 PM 29,494 Views 124 Comments

The scheme has been widely-used, but never without controversy.

# jobbridge - Monday 10 August, 2015

Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns
# Opinion
# Opinion

Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns

Aug 10th 2015, 8:30 PM 4,130 Views 34 Comments

I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.

We're a group of young people who picket JobBridge businesses. Here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

We're a group of young people who picket JobBridge businesses. Here's why

Aug 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 136 Views 166 Comments

Members of youth activist group Work Must Pay explain why they’ve decided to take action.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads
# Teachers
# Teachers

Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads

Aug 5th 2015, 10:36 AM 20,358 Views 32 Comments

The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.

# jobbridge - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

Apr 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 12,846 Views 56 Comments

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

# jobbridge - Monday 13 April, 2015

Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge?

Apr 13th 2015, 9:59 AM 21,857 Views 120 Comments

Participants in the scheme get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...
# Grand Job
# Grand Job

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...

Apr 1st 2015, 2:35 PM 16,940 Views 95 Comments

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

# jobbridge - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns
# County Councils
# County Councils

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

Mar 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 14,655 Views 122 Comments

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

# jobbridge - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'
# Objection
# Objection

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Mar 26th 2015, 5:09 PM 25,144 Views 75 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# jobbridge - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
# Ssssssshhhh
# Ssssssshhhh

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

Mar 20th 2015, 10:52 AM 14,281 Views 83 Comments

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

Feb 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,248 Views 120 Comments

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why
# Not This Time
# Not This Time

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why

Feb 25th 2015, 5:05 PM 39,939 Views 114 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

# jobbridge - Saturday 21 February, 2015

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'
# Good And Bad Reviews
# Good And Bad Reviews

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'

Feb 21st 2015, 8:15 PM 35,151 Views 102 Comments

Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…

# jobbridge - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration

Feb 19th 2015, 6:20 AM 17,240 Views 144 Comments

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

# jobbridge - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
# Internships
# Internships

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people

Feb 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 187 Views 96 Comments

Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now
# Angry At The System
# Angry At The System

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

Feb 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 1,003 Views 86 Comments

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

# jobbridge - Sunday 18 January, 2015

JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes
# Jobs Club
# Jobs Club

JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes

Jan 18th 2015, 6:28 PM 18,802 Views 44 Comments

An internal audit flagged that the practice was taking place at Jobs Club classes.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship
# The New Emily
# The New Emily

Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship

Jan 13th 2015, 4:48 PM 21,491 Views 55 Comments

Duties include being the PA to the managing director, as well as front of house for clients.

# jobbridge - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Fewer people are doing JobBridge internships than expected
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Fewer people are doing JobBridge internships than expected

Dec 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,519 Views 42 Comments

Have you done one?

# jobbridge - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour
# No Experience Required
# No Experience Required

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour

Dec 9th 2014, 9:29 PM 23,698 Views 138 Comments

The force is currently seeking a “human rights assistant” and “legal/policing researcher.”

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Dec 9th 2014, 12:47 PM 4,449 Views 0 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# jobbridge - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?
# Concerns Raised
# Concerns Raised

Are JobBridge interns insured if they have an accident in the workplace?

Nov 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,268 Views 11 Comments

Concerns have been raised about whether interns are being covered by their employers.

# jobbridge - Monday 17 November, 2014

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship
# Single Parent
# Single Parent

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

Nov 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 20,866 Views 25 Comments

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments
# Interns
# Interns

There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:26 AM 7,977 Views 21 Comments

Eleven of them are in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge
# Subbridge
# Subbridge

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge

Oct 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 19,613 Views 100 Comments

The placement is at a store in Galway City.

# jobbridge - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?
# Budget
# Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Oct 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,271 Views 33 Comments

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# jobbridge - Saturday 20 September, 2014

JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor
# Internships
# Internships

JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor

Sep 20th 2014, 12:23 PM 12,250 Views 49 Comments

A school in Mayo has found a loophole, it seems.

# jobbridge - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Sep 18th 2014, 3:28 PM 16,590 Views 64 Comments

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

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