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

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
The Work Placement Programme provides work experience for unemployed people.

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 is an additional tax allowance for people who have been unemployed for 12 months or more and are returning to employment.

Job Initiative scheme
Job Initiative is a scheme providing full-time work to long-term unemployed people.

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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