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John Brady  said 117,131 people who had been through the programme ‘have not sourced employment or seemingly anything at all’.

The employment activation service JobPath has cost taxpayers €162.55 million and provided just 11,334 jobs that lasted at least one year, according to(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said some 41,000 people got full-time jobs through the JobPath programme. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Dáil has backed a proposal to end the referral of jobseekers to the Government’s jobs activation programme JobPath by 81 votes to 42. The JobPath(...)

In one instance, it is alleged a Traveller man   had his CV amended to conceal his ethnicity. Photograph: iStock

Experts have called for widespread reform of a key Government back-to-work programme for the long-term unemployed, following allegations of bullying, (...)

The most recently available figures show that 18 per cent of JobPath participants acquired a permanent job from the initiative. File photograph: Getty Images

A Bill is to be introduced in the Dáil to stop the labour activation scheme JobPath preventing participants from taking up places on other community a(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has  ordered a full econometric review of the JobPath scheme which is expected to be completed this year. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Under a fifth of people who took part in the State’s JobPath scheme gained employment during its first year in operation, Government figures show. Jo(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy. Photograph: Collins Courts

A company operating the State’s jobs activation programme has been accused in the Dáil of fraud. Seetec Ltd, one of the companies contracted to run t(...)

Social welfare office in Dublin: the Government controversially  outsourced its job-finding scheme to   recruitment firms Turas Nua and Seetec. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Private sector operators of the Government’s new JobPath scheme are to be paid a sequence of “job-sustainment fees” based on the length of time they k(...)

JobPath scheme specifically targets the 178,000 long-term claimants on the Live Register. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

More than 1,000 additional caseworkers will be deployed to help long-term unemployed people get back to work under the Government’s new JobPath initi(...)

The Jobpath scheme, expected to be operational early next year, targets the 178,000 people classified as long-term jobless – out of work for more than a year.

The Government has chosen the preferred operators for its first nationwide scheme to tackle long-term unemployment. Its JobPath initiative is b(...)