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# jobseekers - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'

Jobseekers will face tough competition with hundreds of thousands of people still out of work as a direct result of the pandemic.

# jobseekers - Friday 29 November, 2019

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

# jobseekers - 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.

# jobseekers - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

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

# jobseekers - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says the government has a legally binding contract with the operators that it must honour.

# jobseekers - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Pressure from the Troika made government set up JobPath scheme, says Labour

This week, opposition parties united to vote in favour of a motion calling for referrals to the scheme to end.

# jobseekers - Thursday 7 February, 2019

# jobseekers - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

# jobseekers - Friday 30 November, 2018

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

# jobseekers - Monday 8 October, 2018

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

# jobseekers - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'Welfare cheats cheat us all': New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud

It’s estimated that last year suspected fraud overpayments of Jobseeker’s Allowance cost €14 million.

# jobseekers - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

The Department of Social Protection said an evaluation of the JobBridge scheme is about to commence.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole

The ESRI research found that eight out of 10 jobseekers would earn 40% more by finding work than staying on benefits.

# jobseekers - Monday 13 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge There's a job going for a 'boner' in Dublin The Lovely Boner

There's a job going for a 'boner' in Dublin

Look, we were just wondering if anyone was interested. *sniggers*

# jobseekers - Thursday 26 February, 2015

This Irish company is trying to solve one of the biggest problems in job hunting

And it’s bringing its plans overseas.

# jobseekers - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'Opening a business is risky. It's time self-employed people had a safety net'

The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates

Professional job seekers are becoming savvier when it comes to potential employers.

# jobseekers - Monday 13 October, 2014

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

# jobseekers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

To whom it may concern...

That’s the answer but what’s the question…

# jobseekers - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

# jobseekers - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

# jobseekers - Monday 9 June, 2014

Over 6,000 new places announced on jobseeker 'Springboard' courses

The courses, which are free to jobseekers, specifically target areas where employment is growing.

# jobseekers - Thursday 8 May, 2014

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.

# jobseekers - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment

An Taoiseach made the comments as Live Register declined for the 22nd consecutive month.

# jobseekers - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV In Bits

Genius jobseeker creates brilliant Lego CV

Take all of our jobs.

Self-employed treated like "second-class citizens" in social welfare system - ISME

ISME is calling for self-employed person to have the option of paying a higher rate of PRSI in order to entitled them to the same social welfare payments as their PAYE counterparts.

# jobseekers - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

# jobseekers - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a tragic death in Ennis, bank guarantee documents, and the Olympic games.

# jobseekers - Friday 21 February, 2014

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities

The INOU said participants need to be matched appropriately to suitable positions.

# jobseekers - Friday 31 January, 2014

Arrears, medical cards, job loss: What people sought advice for online in 2013

Advice websites run by the Citizens Information Board, such as and all saw an increase in traffic.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Concern about 'cherrypicking' unemployed as government privatises job scheme

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said some of the companies who expressed an interest in this scheme have “dubious records” in England where they provide similar services.

# jobseekers - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Will you get a pay rise in 2014? Over half of employees don't think they will

The prediction is made in Cpl’s Employment Market Monitor Report, which also recorded a rise in the number of jobs posted last year.

# jobseekers - Sunday 29 December, 2013

More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014

Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.

# jobseekers - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Burton: There'll be no delay restoring Jobseeker payments for seasonal workers

The Minister for Social Protection is advising anyone taking up work for Christmas to let their local social welfare office know.

# jobseekers - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

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