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 new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) gives young people who have been out of work for a long time support to return to the workplace.

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.

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.

Gateway is closed to new participants.

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

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

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

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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