Employment support schemes

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

Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS)
The Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) is no longer available. You may be interested in the new Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP).

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 Social Protection.

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.

Community Services Programme
The Programme supports community businesses to provide local services to their communities and to provide employment to 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.
This document is in: Farming and fishing

Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP)
The new Work Placement Experience Programme gives people who have never had a job or who have lost their job a chance to get work experience.