Jobs plan goes back to basics

The government has set itself the hugely ambitious objective of getting roughly two-thirds of the unemployed off the Live Register, but has it aimed too high?

2nd October, 2010

Last week, just 48 hours before the full cost of the banking crisis became public, the government unveiled its blueprint to tackle yet another crisis - jobs.

With unemployment hovering above 13.5 per cent and 450,000 people now receiving social welfare benefit, Taoiseach Brian Cowen, flanked by a host of cabinet colleagues, rolled out an ambitious strategy to help to create 300,000 new jobs over the next five years.

The plan, Trading and Investing in a Smart Economy, aims...

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