Government to subsidise wages of newly-hired workers under stimulus plan

The new government is eager to reduce the number of people on the pandemic unemployment payment of €350 a week

5th July, 2020
Government to subsidise wages of newly-hired workers under stimulus plan
The wage support scheme is currently only available to businesses who had employees on the payroll before the Covid-19 pandemic hit at the end of February

Businesses could have the wages of newly-hired workers subsidised by the state, under soon-to-be-announced government plans aimed at stimulating an economic recovery.

The coalition is keen to reduce the number of people on the €350-a-week pandemic unemployment payment as the economy reopens. It has already flagged that it intends to extend the temporary wage support scheme beyond the expiry date of August 30, but it is now also planning to have it apply to new...

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