Employment support schemes

Overview Document Schemes to support employment
Overview of the employment schemes and other supports which encourage people getting unemployment and certain other social welfare payments to take up employment.

Community Employment programme
Community Employment helps people get back to work by offering part-time placements in jobs based within local communities

Tús
Tús is a community work placement scheme for unemployed people who are selected to participate by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Gateway
Gateway is a local authority work opportunities scheme for unemployed people who are selected for participation by the Department of Social Protection.

Community Services Programme
The Programme supports community businesses to provide local services to their communities and to provide employment to unemployed people.

Employment schemes for young people
Youth Guarantee initiatives to tackle youth unemployment. First Steps and Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS).

Work Placement Programme
Since 21 October 2016, the Work Placement Programme is closed to new applications.

JobsPlus
JobsPlus is an incentive to encourage employers to employ long-term unemployed people. The incentive is paid monthly in arrears, over a 2-year period.

Revenue Job Assist
Revenue Job Assist ceased on 30 June 2013 for new participants.

Job Initiative scheme
Recruitment to the Job Initiative Scheme finished in November 2004.

Rural Social Scheme
The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) provides income support for farmers and fishermen/women who are getting certain social welfare payments.
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