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# Jobseekers

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More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014
Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.
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.
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.
More than 2,400 penalties for jobseekers who refuse work or education
The figure for 2013 is already well ahead of the corresponding number of sanctions last year.
Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment
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
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
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
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
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?
The Government launched its Action Plan on Jobs for 2013 today.
Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
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
The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.
Careers clinic: Get a reference... from your colleagues
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
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
However standardised unemployment rate remains unchanged from June, according to CSO.
Careers fairs - six tips for job hunters
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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’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
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
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.