‘JobPath’ scheme could help 160,000 long term unemployed

18th August 2014

The Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed (INOU) has reacted positively to the government’s proposed ‘JobPath’ scheme.

The Department of Social Protection will introduce its new JobsPath scheme next year.
The new scheme, laid out in a request for tenders document by the Department of Social Protection, aims at providing a solution to long term unemployment by bringing in the help of private companies to help people get back to work.

Speaking today, Coordinator for the INOU John Stewart said:
“I know from talking to a number of potential bidders that the tender document itself and what is required from organisations is rightly quite rigorous.”

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