Varadkar Only Offers Opportunity For Homelessness – Martin Browne

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s alleged “Republic of Opportunity” saying that real employment isn’t being created, and that the homeless figures which continue to increase show the lie behind the propaganda. Speaking at the 2nd March for Change in Clonmel, Cllr Browne said: “Leo Varadkar speaks fine words, and makes a […]

Youth Council welcomes JobBridge review

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the Government decision to conduct an external independent evaluation of the JobBridge scheme, but has warned that the value of the review will depend on the terms of reference. The NYCI report published in February 2015 “JobBridge: Stepping Stone or Dead End?” examined the experience of […]

1,215 JobBridge participants in Tipperary

Youth Council finds scheme in need of review and reform New figures indicate that the number of interns participating in the JobBridge initiative in County Tipperary to date is 1,215, with 213 currently enrolled in the scheme.* However, a recent report suggests that significant reform is needed to enhance the experience of participants and increase […]

Youth groups call for end to JobBridge Scheme

Advocacy groups for young people have come together to voice their opposition to the government’s national internship scheme, JobBridge. The youth committees of the Communications Workers’ Union and Mandate Trade Union along with the Union of Students in Ireland, ScamBridge and the We’re Not Leaving youth group held a joint press conference today (Wednesday, 29th 2014) at which they called for the scheme to […]

Information event for Employers on Work Placements and Employment Supports

Do you own or manage a business? Are you aware of the benefits of work placements to your company, ie. Jobbridge? Are you aware of revenue incentives to employing staff from the live register, ie. Revenue Job Assist & Employers’ PRSI Exemption Scheme? North Tipperary LEADER Partnership invites you to an information event to encourage […]