Government Jobs Initiative 2011

Government Jobs Initiative.

The recent Jobs Initiative that was announced by Government in May will target key areas of our economy.

It aims to;
• Assist people with getting back to work,
• Give opportunities to those who have lost their jobs.
• Encourage consumers to spend.

How many jobs will the Jobs Initiative Create?
• The Capital Works Scheme for schools will create around 2,400 and 480 indirect jobs.
• Local and National Roads works will create 1000 jobs;
• The Retrofitting scheme will create around 2,000 jobs;

The Jobs Initiative will also provide almost 21,000 training and internship places which will prepare and assist jobseekers to find jobs and get workplace experience.

National Internship Programme
This scheme will operate for two years only with 5,000 places.
Internship placements will operate for a 6 to 9 month period and there will be a payment for the Intern of €50 per week additional to their social welfare entitlements. It will operate in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Back to Education Initiative
This provides 3,000 places in back to education part time modules.
It will include levels 1-4 and some at 5-6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. These places will be targeted at adults who have little or no second level education.

Post Leaving Certificate (PLC)
This provides 1,000 places in PLC courses at NFQ Levels 5 and 6.
PLC courses are aimed at school leavers and adults returning to education who wish enhance their employability and re-enter the labour market. These will be in place for 2011-2012 school year.

Specific skills training (long-term)
This provides 1,000 places in specific skills long term training at levels 4-6 and is to be delivered by FAS. These places will be targeted at adults who are unemployed and will start this summer.

Specific skills training (short-term)
This provides 5,000 places in specific skills short term training at levels 4-6 and is to be delivered by FAS. These places will be targeted at adults who are unemployed and will start this summer. It will run for a short time period only.

Click Here for a link to the full Jobs Initiative Document published by the Department of Finance.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website