JobBridge scheme under review as jobless figures fall

15th August, 2015
Kevin Humphreys, Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection

The government is carrying out a review into whether its controversial JobBridge internship scheme should be wound up.

The scheme has provided work experience and training for 43,000 people since it was set up back in 2011 at the height of the unemployment crisis. It allowed jobseekers to keep their social welfare payment and get a €50 weekly top-up.

But there have been criticisms that some companies have used the scheme to get cheap labour, and have...

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