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Over 101,000 jobs advertised to end November 2013

www.jobsireland.ie has advertised more than 101,000 jobs to end November 2013. This service, provided by the Department of Social Protection, allows employers to advertise posts on www.jobsireland.ie and provides job-ready candidates to help employers fill vacancies. These services are provided at no cost to employers.

The Department's National Contact Centre (NCC), based in Edenderry, Co Offaly, which operates the free job advertising and matching service, provides employers and jobseekers with information and profiles about prospective jobs and staff through:

  • the websites www.jobsireland.ie and www.welfare.ie,
  • smart phone apps,
  • self-service kiosks in Department of Social Protection Intreo Centres nationwide and
  • LoCall 1890 800 024

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD said: "In 2013 to the end of November, the National Contact Centre handled 24,377 vacancy calls and 23,625 emails from employers, which resulted in 101,379 positions for IT professionals, the hospitality sector, account clerks and production workers among others.

"Through the Freephone number jobseekers can also contact experienced Department staff in order to get up-to-date information and advice on current job vacancies and career information."

The NCC processes JobBridge National Internship Scheme applications for internship vacancies from employers and this year, the Centre has processed 17,376 applications. More than 24,000 internships have commenced since JobBridge was launched in July 2011, with more than 6,500 people currently availing of JobBridge internships.

The NCC also undertakes surveys of employers to assess customer service levels. The most recent survey (January 2013 – June 2013) continues to indicate a strong level of satisfaction with 93% of employers positively rating the overall service provided by NCC.  84% of employers stated that they had their vacancy filled within two months of engaging with the NCC with 64% of these employers saying that they had  done so with a Department of Social Protection-referred candidate (when 'Don't Knows' were excluded, this figure went up to 82%).

Minister Burton continued: "I would strongly urge employers to avail of the Jobs Ireland service from my Department, which is registering very good levels of satisfaction with employers.  Employers wishing to register their company and advertise a vacancy can avail of the free service at www.welfare.ie or via the LoCall number 1890 800 024.

"Employers may find that they are also entitled to financial support when they recruit a person who is unemployed for more than 12 months through JobsPlus, the wage subsidy incentive for employers.  Already JobsPlus has helped to create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs since its launch last July."

Through JobsPlus, regular cash payments are made to qualifying employers to offset wage costs where they engage jobseekers who have been on the Live Register for more than 12 months. There are two levels of payment: a payment of €7,500 over two years to the employer for each person recruited who has been unemployed for more than 12 but less than 24 months; and €10,000 over two years to the employer for each person recruited who has been unemployed for more than 24 months.

Further information and advice on all aspects of the JobsPlus Incentive is available by accessing www.jobsplus.ie, sending an email to jobsplusinfo@welfare.ie or by calling (071) 9672535/9672583 or by visiting any of the Department's offices.

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Last modified:03/01/2014
 

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