Great News! From New Year’s Day, people in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit who take on subsidiary seasonal and casual work can earn up to €7,500 a year without impacting their rights to their Benefit.
We hear from jobseekers that casual work brings massive complications when they have to sign off and on etc., so it can be difficult to accept short term work. Changes like this will hopefully give more flexibility and encouragement to people who want to work and will also help employers who need casual staff on an Adhoc Basis. We all know that a job is far more than a pay check and hopefully initiatives like this will help to secure more long term opportunities for all.
Read more on official announcement here; http://www.welfare.ie/en/pressoffice/Pages/pr211218.aspx