Employers, are you hiring?
Jobseekers are you looking to give yourself the edge over other applicants?
Government Grants of €7,500 and €10,000 are available
Not many things in life are free but here’s one: JobsPlus
What is JobsPlus? It is an incentive from the Department of Social Protection. It is designed to reward employers who offer employment of over 30 hours per week to recruits from the live register. Grants of €7,500 and €10,000 are available. The majority Waterford City Local Employment Service’s clients are eligible for JobsPlus.
How can I register? There are two parts. Firstly, Employers must register for JobsPlus, by following the link below:
When employers are approved they will receive an email confirming that they have been approved. The status of all applications can be attained by calling 071 9672535 / 071 9672583.
Secondly, Jobseekers must register their interest by accessing the link below:
When the Jobseeker is approved they will receive a letter of acceptance in the post. The status of all applications can be attained by calling 071 9672535 / 071 9672583.
How much is the incentive? A grant of €7,500 is payable over two years for Jobseekers on the live register over 12 months and €10,000 for Jobseekers on the live register more than 36 months.
However, in addition to the above A grant of €7,500 is payable to:
Jobseekers under 25 years of age and on the live register for at least 4 months in the previous 6 months.
Former one parent family customers whose youngest child is 7 years of age or over who transfers to the live register and are now in receipt of Jobseekers allowance transition payment and they have NO qualifying period.
Persons with refugee status and in receipt of Jobseekers allowance also have NO qualifying period.
A grant of €10,000 is payable to: Jobseekers over 50 years of age who are on the live register and have been at least 12 months unemployed in the previous 18 months.
How will the incentive be paid? The incentive will be payable monthly in arrears, over a two year period by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), by the Department of Social Protection.
Interested? Employers, follow the link to become approved for JobsPlus – https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/secure/jobsplus-employer.aspx
Jobseekers to increase your chances of employment follow the link – https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/secure/jobsplus-employer.aspx.
Waterford City Local Employment Service have almost 5000 followers on Facebook, we provide a free and confidential service to businesses of all sizes and are designed to make the recruitment process easy and hassle-free. If you have any questions call Ger on 051-304951 / 086 142550.