Varadkar targeting long-term jobless

Ambitious aims include reducing unemployment to five or six per cent by 2020

12th June, 2016
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar Pic: RollingNews.ie

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is planning a series of measures to tackle long-term unemployment and so-called jobless households.

Varadkar will propose a series of ambitious employment targets tomorrow, including nearly halving long-term unemployment in the next four years.

An action plan for jobless households is to be brought before government later this year.

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