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1 Equal at Work Conference Access & Diversity, A New Vision of Work Presentation by Marie Price Bolger Member of the DEP Labour Market Policy Working Group.

2 History of the Labour Market Intervention Programmes Social Employment SchemesSocial Employment Schemes Community Employment Development ProgrammeCommunity Employment Development Programme Community Employment ProgrammeCommunity Employment Programme Full time Job Initiative ProgrammeFull time Job Initiative Programme Social Economy ProgrammeSocial Economy Programme Back to Work AllowanceBack to Work Allowance Back to EducationBack to Education

3 Community Employment ProjectsCommunity Employment Projects Job Initiative ProjectsJob Initiative Projects Social Economy ProjectsSocial Economy Projects Back to Work AllowanceBack to Work Allowance Back to Education AllowanceBack to Education Allowance Business Startup SupportsBusiness Startup Supports Current Programmes

4 Programmes and Entitlements. 1.Community Employment 2.Job Initiative 3.Social Economy 4.Back to Work & 5.Back to Education Allownaces 1.Over 25s one year. Over 35s up to three years 2.Over 35 & 5 years unemployed 3.As 2 with a 10% allowance 4.Over 23 & out of work for 5 years 5.Over 23 & one year unemployed

5 Current Situation Government Decision to greatly reduce current numbers on on Labour Market Intervention Programmes.Government Decision to greatly reduce current numbers on on Labour Market Intervention Programmes. The majority of these programmes are based within a Community Setting.The majority of these programmes are based within a Community Setting.

6 Barriers to work Literacy DifficultiesLiteracy Difficulties Educational QualificationsEducational Qualifications Skills gapSkills gap AgeismAgeism Hours (Part time V Full time)Hours (Part time V Full time) Loss of benefitsLoss of benefits Wage levels at entry pointWage levels at entry point

7 Barriers to work cont. FearFear Lack of supportLack of support Confidence and self esteemConfidence and self esteem Gaps on CVGaps on CV No safety net i.e. no turning backNo safety net i.e. no turning back Relaxed atmosphereRelaxed atmosphere

8 Project V Participant Are skills gained on the project relevant to labour market progression?Are skills gained on the project relevant to labour market progression? Is there enough time and emphases placed on training for participants?Is there enough time and emphases placed on training for participants? Project work V individual training plans.Project work V individual training plans.

9 Areas for Development Greater Work ExperienceGreater Work Experience Enhanced Training FundsEnhanced Training Funds Stronger Links with Career Advice and GuidanceStronger Links with Career Advice and Guidance Longer Planning Time i.e. Individual Training PlansLonger Planning Time i.e. Individual Training Plans

10 Equal at Work Conference Access & Diversity, A New Vision of Work Presentation by Marie Price Bolger Member of the DEP Labour Market Policy Working Group.


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