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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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 Employment Affairs and 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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