# jobbridge - Friday 1 November, 2013
The national internship scheme has been used to take on 58 teachers, something which has been heavily criticised. What do you think?
Qualified teachers employed on the scheme would have earned less than €7 an hour.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.
# jobbridge - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.
# jobbridge - Saturday 5 October, 2013
A demonstration opposing the move is planned for today.
Here are the nine things you want to know as you start your weekend…
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy of the ScamBridge.ie website says that it’s “patently ridiculous” that an internship should last for 18 months.
# jobbridge - Thursday 19 September, 2013
So far the number of JobBridge internships has passed 20,000.
# jobbridge - Thursday 12 September, 2013
# jobbridge - Saturday 31 August, 2013
Minister Joan Burton’s department has defended itself against criticisms in a recent report, saying that resources are ‘scarce’ and so the long-term unemployed are prioritised.
# jobbridge - Saturday 17 August, 2013
Willie O’Dea, TD for Limerick City and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection, said “five seems pretty high alright”, but added “schools are struggling”.
# jobbridge - Saturday 27 July, 2013
Everybody’s talking about the upcoming Budget, a controversial JobBridge advertisement, and dozens of protesters dying in Cairo.
The Department of Education has said that schools can participate in the scheme – but not use it to displace staff or fill a current vacancy.
# jobbridge - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
# jobbridge - Thursday 11 July, 2013
Department of Social Protection spending represented 40.6 per cent of all Government expenditure last year, according to figures out today.
# jobbridge - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The Social Protection Minister has answered questions about the government’s flagship internship scheme in the Dáil today.
# jobbridge - Saturday 29 June, 2013
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.
# jobbridge - Monday 17 June, 2013
Minister Joan Burton has welcomed criticism of the JobBridge scheme, but what do you think of unpaid internships in general?
Figures provided to TheJournal.ie show that the Department of Justice and Equality currently has the most JobBride interns.
# jobbridge - Monday 10 June, 2013
In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Minister Burton said that she thanked critics of JobBridge for bringing things on the site to her attention.
# jobbridge - Thursday 6 June, 2013
# jobbridge - Thursday 30 May, 2013
The Department of Social Protection says no interns have been sent to the creches involved, and none will be.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
However, the report said that there is a need for enhanced support mechanisms to reduce the number of people not completing internships.
# jobbridge - Monday 29 April, 2013
The surge of precarious and part-time employment, unpaid internships and false starts expose Ireland’s bad attitude to young peoples’ future. , writes
# jobbridge - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.
The seasonally adjusted figures on the Live Register show a drop of 1,500; the numbers are down 12,290 in a year.
# jobbridge - Tuesday 4 December, 2012
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.
# jobbridge - Monday 22 October, 2012
However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.
# jobbridge - Thursday 4 October, 2012
More than 57,000 people are now taking part in the various schemes for long-term unemployed.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Joan Burton says of the 2,364 interns who completed their placements by the middle of last week, 890 went straight to work.
# jobbridge - Monday 21 May, 2012
Writing for TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin explains why Fianna Fáil’s new plan to tackle youth unemployment should be seriously considered.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 9 May, 2012
The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: 1,000 more internships on JobBridge, the underwear bomber turns out to be a double agent, and all the details on the new social welfare ID card…
Minister Joan Burton says scheme is also being extended to include people receiving One Parent Family payment and disability allowance.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
A survey of young people on college campuses finds that 53 per cent of interns felt undervalued during work placements.
# jobbridge - Thursday 12 April, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.
# jobbridge - Friday 9 March, 2012
Joan Burton says unemployed professionals will be expected to take up reasonable job offers.
# jobbridge - Tuesday 28 February, 2012
Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.