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Private firms step up drive to get jobless back to work

Priority is the 115,000 people unemployed for over one year

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th January, 2016
Minister of State Kevin Humphreys

The government is ramping up the use of private sector staff to get the long-term unemployed back to work.

The “Job Path” service has already seen 6,500 people getting help with CVs and job finding skills from the two private companies operating the service.

The troika had demanded the employment of private sector case workers because the Department of Social Protection did not have enough staff to cope with the surge in unemployment during...

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