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# jobbridge - Saturday 27 July, 2013

JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"
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# Athlone

JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"

Jul 27th 2013, 2:26 PM 30,815 Views 184 Comments

The Department of Education has said that schools can participate in the scheme – but not use it to displace staff or fill a current vacancy.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people
# Error
# Error

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

Jul 16th 2013, 9:14 PM 29,847 Views 139 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

# jobbridge - Thursday 11 July, 2013

€54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

€54m cost of JobBridge pushes 'employment supports' bill up by 10 per cent

Jul 11th 2013, 8:17 AM 5,375 Views 26 Comments

Department of Social Protection spending represented 40.6 per cent of all Government expenditure last year, according to figures out today.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Joan Burton says 23 companies have been banned from JobBridge
# Internships
# Internships

Joan Burton says 23 companies have been banned from JobBridge

Jul 9th 2013, 7:22 PM 27,087 Views 90 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has answered questions about the government’s flagship internship scheme in the Dáil today.

# jobbridge - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave

Jun 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,423 Views 98 Comments

I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.

# jobbridge - Monday 17 June, 2013

Open thread: How do you feel about low-paying or unpaid internships?
# Internships
# Internships

Open thread: How do you feel about low-paying or unpaid internships?

Jun 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,143 Views 75 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has welcomed criticism of the JobBridge scheme, but what do you think of unpaid internships in general?

217 people have worked JobBridge internships in government departments
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# JobBridge

217 people have worked JobBridge internships in government departments

Jun 17th 2013, 7:10 AM 9,138 Views 28 Comments

Figures provided to TheJournal.ie show that the Department of Justice and Equality currently has the most JobBride interns.

# jobbridge - Monday 10 June, 2013

Burton thanks JobBridge critics, says the scheme "isn't for everyone"
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Burton thanks JobBridge critics, says the scheme "isn't for everyone"

Jun 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,908 Views 34 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Minister Burton said that she thanked critics of JobBridge for bringing things on the site to her attention.

# jobbridge - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012

Jun 6th 2013, 1:33 PM 8,688 Views 65 Comments

The department answered 8.4 million calls, allocated 154,000 PPS numbers and processed two million applications.

# jobbridge - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme
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# JobBridge

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme

May 30th 2013, 6:42 PM 10,840 Views 42 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says no interns have been sent to the creches involved, and none will be.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

JobBridge: 3 out of 5 interns secure paid employment
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

JobBridge: 3 out of 5 interns secure paid employment

May 1st 2013, 1:17 PM 10,042 Views 61 Comments

However, the report said that there is a need for enhanced support mechanisms to reduce the number of people not completing internships.

# jobbridge - Monday 29 April, 2013

Column: Young Irish people are losing their voice and facing forced emigration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young Irish people are losing their voice and facing forced emigration

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 190 Views 96 Comments

The surge of precarious and part-time employment, unpaid internships and false starts expose Ireland’s bad attitude to young peoples’ future. , writes

# jobbridge - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

Dec 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 9,044 Views 18 Comments

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register

Dec 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,535 Views 41 Comments

The seasonally adjusted figures on the Live Register show a drop of 1,500; the numbers are down 12,290 in a year.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,058 Views 21 Comments

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.

# jobbridge - Monday 22 October, 2012

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment
# Jobs
# Jobs

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:59 AM 7,134 Views 44 Comments

However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.

# jobbridge - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Sharp rise in numbers taking part in back-to-work schemes
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

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

Oct 4th 2012, 5:09 PM 5,185 Views 34 Comments

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

# jobbridge - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

38 per cent of JobBridge interns go straight into full-time jobs
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

38 per cent of JobBridge interns go straight into full-time jobs

May 23rd 2012, 1:52 PM 5,052 Views 33 Comments

Joan Burton says of the 2,364 interns who completed their placements by the middle of last week, 890 went straight to work.

# jobbridge - Monday 21 May, 2012

Column: Job creation is too important for party politics. Let’s work together.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Job creation is too important for party politics. Let’s work together.

May 21st 2012, 7:30 PM 36 Views 72 Comments

Writing for TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin explains why Fianna Fáil’s new plan to tackle youth unemployment should be seriously considered.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Additional 1,000 JobBridge places announced
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# JobBridge

Additional 1,000 JobBridge places announced

May 9th 2012, 6:15 AM 3,674 Views 58 Comments

Minister Joan Burton says scheme is also being extended to include people receiving One Parent Family payment and disability allowance.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Over half of young interns feel 'undervalued' - survey
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# Be Nice

Over half of young interns feel 'undervalued' - survey

May 2nd 2012, 2:36 PM 3,412 Views 14 Comments

A survey of young people on college campuses finds that 53 per cent of interns felt undervalued during work placements.

# jobbridge - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed

Apr 12th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,420 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.

# jobbridge - Friday 9 March, 2012

Employment scheme aims to 'keep people close to labour market', says minister
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Employment scheme aims to 'keep people close to labour market', says minister

Mar 9th 2012, 7:25 PM 2,391 Views 34 Comments

Joan Burton says unemployed professionals will be expected to take up reasonable job offers.

# jobbridge - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too

Feb 28th 2012, 2:30 PM 125 Views 19 Comments

Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.

# jobbridge - Monday 27 February, 2012

JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach
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# Back To Work

JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach

Feb 27th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,332 Views 58 Comments

The government’s National Internship Scheme, launched last June, aims to give workplace experience to people on the live register.

# jobbridge - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Column: I’m jobless, so why am I excluded from JobBridge?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’m jobless, so why am I excluded from JobBridge?

Jan 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 63 Views 17 Comments

Laws that hinder parts of society from following their chosen career might remind us of the past – but they exist in Ireland today, writes Francis Dunne.

# jobbridge - Thursday 12 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jan 12th 2012, 8:07 PM 3,226 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'
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# JobBridge

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'

Jan 12th 2012, 7:35 PM 5,247 Views 49 Comments

Both TDs and Oireachtas committees say they need extra personnel – and have asked that JobBridge interns be considered.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Oct 5th 2011, 8:11 PM 1,461 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Race for the Áras; what Bertie Ahern has been doing since he left office; real-life Angry Birds; and when Bono said the f-word on television.

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge

Oct 5th 2011, 10:59 AM 2,926 Views 13 Comments

Government decides to extend internship scheme to primary teaching grads who have to find 100 days of experience to register with Teachers’ Council.

# jobbridge - Friday 16 September, 2011

Tesco stands behind JobBridge advert
# Job Bridge
# Job Bridge

Tesco stands behind JobBridge advert

Sep 16th 2011, 9:07 PM 6,486 Views 53 Comments

The supermarket giant came under fire after placing an ad for internships at a number of it stores.

# jobbridge - Friday 9 September, 2011

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant

Sep 9th 2011, 5:43 PM 2,528 Views 21 Comments

As well as a butcher, a baker and, er, a picture framer…We take a look at some more of the “intern” positions being advertised through the Government’s National Internship Scheme.

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?

Sep 9th 2011, 10:29 AM 2,219 Views 43 Comments

Critics have branded the JobBridge initiative ‘exploitative’, while others say it provides valuable experience. What do you think?

# jobbridge - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there

Sep 8th 2011, 8:30 PM 15 Views 22 Comments

Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.

# jobbridge - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Finally: An internship opportunity for vajazzling
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From The Daily Edge
# JobBridge

Finally: An internship opportunity for vajazzling

Sep 7th 2011, 8:54 PM 5,384 Views 18 Comments

The long wait is over…