# 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.
# jobbridge - Monday 27 February, 2012
The government’s National Internship Scheme, launched last June, aims to give workplace experience to people on the live register.
# jobbridge - Thursday 26 January, 2012
Laws that hinder parts of society from following their chosen career might remind us of the past – but they exist in Ireland today, writes Francis Dunne.
# jobbridge - Thursday 12 January, 2012
In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?
Both TDs and Oireachtas committees say they need extra personnel – and have asked that JobBridge interns be considered.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 5 October, 2011
In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Race for the Áras; what Bertie Ahern has been doing since he left office; real-life Angry Birds; and when Bono said the f-word on television.
Government decides to extend internship scheme to primary teaching grads who have to find 100 days of experience to register with Teachers’ Council.
# jobbridge - Sunday 2 October, 2011
Last Thursday, 21-year-old Conor Keane emigrated to a new life in Chicago. Here he writes about what made him leave.
# jobbridge - Friday 16 September, 2011
The supermarket giant came under fire after placing an ad for internships at a number of it stores.
# jobbridge - Friday 9 September, 2011
As well as a butcher, a baker and, er, a picture framer…We take a look at some more of the “intern” positions being advertised through the Government’s National Internship Scheme.
Critics have branded the JobBridge initiative ‘exploitative’, while others say it provides valuable experience. What do you think?
# jobbridge - Thursday 8 September, 2011
Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 7 September, 2011
Sigmar says it will begin hiring in the coming weeks.
# jobbridge - Wednesday 31 August, 2011
The airline said the role advertised under the government’s JobBridge scheme would not involve overseeing safety practices.