Low take up of Fás roles

Just 257 people have taken up job placements under the Fás work placement programme, despite moves to attract people into the scheme.

23rd January, 2010

Just 257 people have taken up job placements under the Fás work placement programme, despite moves to attract people into the scheme.

The latest government figures show there are 995 vacant work placements, despite a decision by enterprise minister Mary Coughlan to relax the eligibility requirements last November. Under the scheme, unemployed people can do a nine-month work placement without giving up their social welfare entitlements.

The Labour Party has criticised the slow take-up of...

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