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#Unemployed

# unemployed - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 185,821 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# unemployed - Monday 18 January, 2021

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees

Jan 18th 2021, 2:34 PM 19,337 Views 6 Comments

Those on the PUP can sign up to courses without losing their payment.

# unemployed - Monday 28 September, 2020

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Sep 28th 2020, 9:34 PM 24,320 Views 17 Comments

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

# unemployed - Saturday 6 April, 2019

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,198 Views 38 Comments

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

# unemployed - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'Bored' Wenger ready to feed football addiction at ambitious club
# Job Hunt
From The42
# Job Hunt

'Bored' Wenger ready to feed football addiction at ambitious club

May 31st 2018, 10:30 AM 12,027 Views 14 Comments

You can’t keep a good man down for long.

# unemployed - Saturday 7 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,190 Views 28 Comments

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

# unemployed - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'
# A True Underdog Story
From The42
# A True Underdog Story

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'

Jun 25th 2017, 10:00 AM 20,333 Views 2 Comments

Filmmaker Laura McGann chats about her new film Revolutions, which takes an in-depth look at the Irish women’s roller derby team.

# unemployed - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000

Sep 1st 2016, 12:32 PM 13,243 Views 70 Comments

The figures show that there are now 299,200 people officially signed on, compared with 340,700 from this time last year.

# unemployed - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Here's why people want to help the sick but not the unemployed
# Help The Needy
# Help The Needy

Here's why people want to help the sick but not the unemployed

Jun 5th 2016, 10:30 AM 15,870 Views 76 Comments

“People everywhere seem to have this deep-seated intuition that ill people are unfortunate and deserve to be helped.”

# unemployed - Monday 28 March, 2016

'I never thought I would be unemployed aged 53. I feel I have to beg for social welfare'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I never thought I would be unemployed aged 53. I feel I have to beg for social welfare'

Mar 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 4,632 Views 111 Comments

An anonymous contributor writes about what it’s like to find yourself jobless with no money after working for over 33 years.

# unemployed - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'

Mar 3rd 2016, 8:50 AM 96 Views 20 Comments

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# unemployed - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'

Feb 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,258 Views 141 Comments

It’s election-time and all I have to my name is my vote, writes an anonymous contributor.

# unemployed - Monday 1 February, 2016

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience
# Opinion
# Opinion

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

Feb 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 1,933 Views 49 Comments

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# unemployed - Sunday 1 November, 2015

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’
# Opinion
# Opinion

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’

Nov 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,414 Views 65 Comments

It’s time to change our attitude toward unemployed people, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# unemployed - Monday 14 September, 2015

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year
# Promises
# Promises

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 AM 40,127 Views 138 Comments

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

# unemployed - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now
# Flatlined
# Flatlined

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now

Sep 1st 2015, 4:53 PM 20,068 Views 41 Comments

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

# unemployed - Monday 17 August, 2015

Poll: Do you think unemployed young people should be sent to 'work boot camps'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think unemployed young people should be sent to 'work boot camps'?

Aug 17th 2015, 9:46 AM 26,775 Views 213 Comments

Plans for courses are set to be in place in the UK by April 2017.

# unemployed - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Prince Harry is leaving the army and looking for a new job
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

Prince Harry is leaving the army and looking for a new job

Mar 17th 2015, 2:09 PM 24,204 Views 76 Comments

He said he is excited about what the future holds.

# unemployed - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

This chef is offering up his home and dinner to a family in need at Christmas
# Good Samaritan
# Good Samaritan

This chef is offering up his home and dinner to a family in need at Christmas

Dec 16th 2014, 4:04 PM 18,155 Views 47 Comments

The 41-year-old from Dublin has been unemployed for the last two years after a heart attack forced him to give up his job as a professional chef.

# unemployed - 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 20,875 Views 25 Comments

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

# unemployed - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

Oct 14th 2014, 4:57 PM 25,467 Views 91 Comments

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

# unemployed - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

Oct 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 11,443 Views 39 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.

# unemployed - Monday 6 October, 2014

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?
# I Can't Get No
# I Can't Get No

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?

Oct 6th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,908 Views 23 Comments

Monday blues, anyone?

# unemployed - Sunday 14 September, 2014

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’

Sep 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,288 Views 29 Comments

We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.

# unemployed - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: 'I'm not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship'
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

Opinion: 'I'm not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship'

Aug 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,275 Views 44 Comments

I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?

# unemployed - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 2,130 Views 163 Comments

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

# unemployed - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.
# Homeless
# Homeless

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

Jun 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 124 Views 94 Comments

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

# unemployed - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme
# Taxed
# Taxed

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme

May 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 40,076 Views 164 Comments

The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.

# unemployed - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'
# Slave Labour
# Slave Labour

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'

Mar 11th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,962 Views 107 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the Gateway scheme is there to provide chronically underfunded local authorities with cheap general dogsbodies.

# unemployed - Friday 21 February, 2014

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

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

Feb 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 62,594 Views 330 Comments

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

# unemployed - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job
# Funemployed
From The Daily Edge
# Funemployed

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job

Feb 5th 2014, 9:01 AM 2,809 Views 6 Comments

Is this the way forward for job hunting?

# unemployed - Friday 6 December, 2013

Column: JobBridge isn't about helping people, it's about padding unemployment figures
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: JobBridge isn't about helping people, it's about padding unemployment figures

Dec 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 133 Views 150 Comments

Young people, and all of those who are unemployed, should not accept the choice the government is trying to offer us between emigration or life on the dole and in unpaid work, writes Kevin Coughlan.

# unemployed - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Video column: Ireland's young and diverse population deserves to be heard
# Opinion
# Opinion

Video column: Ireland's young and diverse population deserves to be heard

Nov 16th 2013, 12:00 PM 15 Views 34 Comments

Large sections of our society are not being represented by the mainstream media – excluding valid perspectives and life experience from the national conversation, says Katie Varvos.

# unemployed - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

Oct 10th 2013, 10:29 AM 9,090 Views 43 Comments

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

# unemployed - Monday 2 September, 2013

Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled
# Education
# Education

Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 12,905 Views 33 Comments

A course in Construction, Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment was due to begin on 9 September, but was cancelled last week.

# unemployed - 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.

# unemployed - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates
# Vacancies
# Vacancies

The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates

May 23rd 2013, 7:12 PM 12,452 Views 48 Comments

A survey of 38 major tech companies estimates there’s 4,500 job vacancies in the ICT sector, but there is a major skills shortage.

# unemployed - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

May 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 135 Views 125 Comments

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

# unemployed - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,894 Views 70 Comments

There is a total of 19.071 million people unemployed in the eurozone.

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