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

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

Nov 24th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,827 Views 32 Comments

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

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

Oct 24th 2013, 11:06 PM 4,649 Views 17 Comments

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

More than 2,400 penalties for jobseekers who refuse work or education
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

More than 2,400 penalties for jobseekers who refuse work or education

Oct 21st 2013, 10:00 PM 29,034 Views 160 Comments

The figure for 2013 is already well ahead of the corresponding number of sanctions last year.

Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment

Aug 24th 2013, 1:54 PM 16,062 Views 105 Comments

A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.

€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 5,405 Views 26 Comments

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

A government website is advertising excavation work for jobseekers... in Iraq
# Emigration
# Emigration

A government website is advertising excavation work for jobseekers... in Iraq

Jul 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 14,676 Views 79 Comments

The position in the war-torn Middle East country is one of dozens advertised on the State training and employment agency’s website that are based outside of Ireland.

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 8,706 Views 65 Comments

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

Column: 15 tips to help you get a job
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 15 tips to help you get a job

Mar 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 81 Views 39 Comments

Although there has been a drop in the unemployment figures, there are still many people searching for work. To mark National Jobseekers’ Day, Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig has some tips to help.

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's work on jobs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's work on jobs?

Feb 22nd 2013, 10:22 AM 7,986 Views 106 Comments

The Government launched its Action Plan on Jobs for 2013 today.

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

Dec 21st 2012, 10:50 AM 7,379 Views 63 Comments

If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website
# Benefit Claimants
# Benefit Claimants

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

Dec 21st 2012, 10:22 AM 3,684 Views 20 Comments

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

Careers clinic: Get a reference... from your colleagues
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Careers clinic: Get a reference... from your colleagues

Oct 13th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,267 Views 3 Comments

A referral by a friend or colleague is one of the more fruitful avenues to explore in job hunting.

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers
# Dole
# Dole

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers

Aug 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 17,509 Views 152 Comments

The Department of Social Protection recently introduced a measure to allow payments to be reduced by up to €44 a week for those refusing to take up job interviews, training, or employment offers.

Live Register drops by 2,300 in July to 437,300
# Live Register
# Live Register

Live Register drops by 2,300 in July to 437,300

Aug 1st 2012, 11:31 AM 3,603 Views 39 Comments

However standardised unemployment rate remains unchanged from June, according to CSO.

Careers fairs - six tips for job hunters
# Careers Clinic
# Careers Clinic

Careers fairs - six tips for job hunters

Jul 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,195 Views 7 Comments

Visitor numbers at jobs fairs have soared since the beginning of the recession – these tips might help you make the most of any you decide to attend.

Jobs announced in Cork as jobseekers roadshow begins
# Jobs
# Jobs

Jobs announced in Cork as jobseekers roadshow begins

Apr 23rd 2012, 5:30 PM 3,843 Views 2 Comments

The National Jobseekers Roadshow kicked off today in Dublin and Cork – and Cpl has some recruitment tips for those interested. Meanwhile, M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced 30 new jobs in Cork.

Airport and rent inspectors will be used to combat welfare fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Airport and rent inspectors will be used to combat welfare fraud

Apr 5th 2012, 2:07 PM 11,935 Views 107 Comments

Welfare fraud inspectors will be deployed to all entry and exit points to the country.

Govt to launch plan to get people back to work
# Pathways To Work
# Pathways To Work

Govt to launch plan to get people back to work

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:25 AM 2,562 Views 26 Comments

Sustainable employment is the aim of the Government’s new Pathways to Work programme.

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting

Feb 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 28 Views 50 Comments

The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.

€645m saved through social welfare 'control measures'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

€645m saved through social welfare 'control measures'

Feb 16th 2012, 10:20 AM 4,756 Views 100 Comments

Joan Burton says 982,000 individual claims have been reviewed, including savings of €60m from the ‘special investigation unit’.

437 jobseekers had payments cut for refusing employment help
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

437 jobseekers had payments cut for refusing employment help

Feb 16th 2012, 9:58 AM 10,223 Views 51 Comments

The jobseekers had their payments reduced after the Department of Social Protection examined around 2,000 cases of people who failed to attend two Employment Action Plan interviews.

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Tougher sanctions on way for jobseekers

Feb 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,882 Views 176 Comments

The Government is looking at ways to impose tougher penalty sanctions on jobseekers who do not take advantage of all employment opportunities.

Careers clinic: A job interview is no time for humility
# Feature
# Feature

Careers clinic: A job interview is no time for humility

Dec 10th 2011, 2:00 PM 3,011 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s resident careers guru Liam Horan advises that when it comes to interviews, be yourself – but even more so than usual…

Most jobseekers don't care about their social media activity
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Most jobseekers don't care about their social media activity

Oct 7th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,165 Views 9 Comments

But employers do…about 25 per cent of recruiters check out potential candidates’ social networking profiles before offering them a job.

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year
# Welfare Fraud
# Welfare Fraud

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year

Aug 29th 2011, 3:01 PM 12,006 Views 86 Comments

Savings of nearly €345 million have been made so far this year as a result of more than 350,000 reviews of social welfare claims. The numbers of people making anonymous reports is on the increase.