Wednesday February 19, 2020

New charter to help long-term jobless get back into workforce

Employers are to be encouraged to make the live register their first port of call when hiring staff, writes Gareth Naughton.

29th June, 2014
Mark Fielding of Isme.

Employers are being encouraged to sign up to a new charter, requiring them to draw half of all job applications from the long-term unemployed.

The Employer’s Charter arose from the interim report of the Labour Market Council (LMC), chaired by HP Ireland managing director Martin Murphy. Its aim is to get more employers to engage with the live register when looking for new employees.

It is expected that the country’s big employers will...

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