JOBBRIDGE UNCOVERED: Intern labour staffed tech giants, HSE, supermarkets

State job scheme grew ‘out of control’; Health service used JobBridge to fill 400 roles

24th April, 2016
SuperValu used the scheme to fill roles such as shop floor supervisor, butcher, deli assistant, marketing co-ordinator, fresh food manager, baker and store person.

A Sunday Business Post investigation into the government’s JobBridge scheme reveals for the first time the sheer scale of the controversial initiative, with new details emerging of how a small handful of large organisations used the scheme hundreds of times.

Experts are now calling for the programme to be scrapped, while official new documents also reveal the level of frustration among hundreds of JobBridge interns.

The three-month investigation is based on multiple freedom...

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