The main measure announced by the government last Tuesday to tackle ever-lenghtening dole queues, was a €128 million fund for the provision of 23,445 extra employment and training scheme places.
The employment schemes include: 400 additional community employment scheme jobs, 12,015 places on a ten-week training initiative and 1,833 places on a 20-week training initiative, 2,000 jobs on a work experience scheme and 277 places on a pilot scheme for short-term workers.
This totals 16,525 jobs or employment scheme placements.
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