August 10, 2011
The attached link is the government incentive which you may have heard about it in the media, it basically involves a company taking on an unemployed person (for no pay) and giving them experience for a period of between 6-9 months. The benefit to the employee is they get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare.
The incentive is designed to:
- Keep unemployed people close to the labour market.
- Provide unemployed people with the opportunity to gain quality work experience thereby increasing their employability.
- Facilitate employers to contribute to the national activation agenda by providing internships opportunities to the unemployed.