LMC Terms of Reference


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Updated Terms of Reference for the Labour Market Council - March 2016

  Pathways to Work  

  • Monitoring the implementation of the Pathways to Work strategy
  • Contributing to developing the wider public awareness of the Pathways to Work strategy
  • Providing the Minister for Social Protection and the Government with input to and feedback on the implementation and impact assessment of Pathways to Work programmes.
  • Providing the Minister for Social Protection and the Government with input to and feedback on revisions to and further development of the Pathways to Work strategy.

Youth Guarantee for Ireland  

  • Providing the Minister for Social Protection and the Government with input to and feedback on the design, implementation and impact assessment of the Youth Guarantee for Ireland.

JobPath Model

  • Providing the Minister for Social Protection and the Government with input to and feedback on the implementation and impact assessment of the JobPath contracting model.

Promotion of awareness and engagement

  • Providing input to and feedback on strategies to increase employer and jobseeker awareness of, and engagement with, the various initiatives identified in the strategy.

Contribution to wider policy issues

  • Identifying key issues arising from the implementation of the strategy and suggesting possible policy and/or operational responses.
  • Providing insights and experience relating to wider policy issues relevant to developments in the labour market generally, including employment trends, skills, training and workforce developments.
  • The Council will also advise the Minister for Social Protection and the Government on wider policy issues relevant to the employment agenda of supporting long-term unemployed people to return to work.

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Publishing a series of individual statements outlining the Council’s findings (both position updates and periodic reports).
  • Critically overseeing and disseminating evaluations of labour market interventions.

Labour Market Council Terms of Reference (2014)

  • Monitoring the implementation of the Pathways to Work 2013 strategy.
  • Identifying key issues arising from the implementation of the strategy and suggesting possible policy and/or operational responses.
  • Providing input to and feedback on strategies to increase employer and jobseeker awareness of, and engagement with, the various initiatives identified in the strategy.
  • Providing input to and feedback on the design and implementation of the Youth Guarantee for Ireland.
  • Providing input to and feedback on the development of the JobPath contracting model.
  • Providing insights and experience relating to wider policy issues relevant to developments in the labour market generally, including employment trends, skills, training and workforce developments.
  • Contributing to developing the wider public awareness of the Pathways to Work strategy.
  • Providing the Minister for Social Protection and the Government with input to and feedback on revisions to and further development of the Pathways to Work strategy during 2014.
  • Publishing an annual statement outlining the Council’s findings.
  • The Council will also advise the Minister for Social Protection and the Government on wider policy issues relevant to the employment agenda of supporting long-term unemployed people to return to work.
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