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2 1 Employment and Support Services Presented by Department of Social Protection (DSP)

3 Self-employment Support Services  The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Schemes Two Schemes Available- A) Short-Term Enterprise Allowance To Qualify you must > be entitled to Jobseekers Benefit > have 104 paid PRSI contributions Or >qualify for statutory redundancy You will be paid the equivalent of your weekly Social Protection payment until your entitlement to Jobseekers Benefit Expires

4 Self Employment Support measures (contd.) 2) Back to Work Enterprise Allowance To qualify you must be 12 months signing and have an entitlement to Jobseekers Allowance the scheme will last for 2 years and you will receive >100% of your current payment in year 1 >75% in year 2

5 Employment Support Grant Case Officers have access to an Employment Support Grant. This is only available to participants on the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Schemes max €2,500 (pro-rata STEA €937 for 9 months and €625 for 6 months) Assistance can be for a range of business start up costs. equipment, advertising,training

6 Employer Information Pack DSP Recruitment & Employment Schemes Grants & Assistance Schemes Disability Support Schemes

7 Benefits to Employers Free of Charge Recruitment Service Job Ready Candidates Tailored Service Internships

8 Recruitment And Employment Schemes Jobs Ireland European Recruitment Services (Eures) Jobbridge Internship Scheme.

9 Jobs Ireland Free Job Apps Iphone, Ipad, Android

10 Employers link first www. welfare.ie Register a vacancy second Employers Section

11 10  Advertise your vacancy in Europe  Contact Jobs Ireland  On line at EURES European Employment Services

12 11 EURES network = 900 EURES Advisers across Europe 31 countries in EURES network 18 Regional EURES Advisers in Ireland – based in Employment Service Offices: contact details Local EURES Adviser: David O Donnell Phone: EURES European Employment Services

13 Jobbridge National Internship Scheme Access future employees Work experience for 6-9 months €50 top up for Interns

14 Is Your Organisation Eligible? Min of one full time employee employed for 30 hours or more. Be a legal entity No vacancies in activity of internship offered. No displacement

15 Jobbridge Job-Seekers Eligibility Must be on the Live Register, in receipt of JA/JB, DA, OPF, or signing for credits for at least 3 months (at commencement date of internship) out of last 6 months.

16 Grants and Assistance Schemes JobsPlus Part Time Job Incentive Family Income Supplement.

17 Jobs Plus

18 €7,500 or €312.5 per month for recruits unemployed for more than 12 but less than 24 months €10,000 or €416 per month for recruits unemployed for more than 24 months: Fixed grant per new employee. Fixed amount payable over two years. Payable Monthly

19 Is Your Company Eligible For JobsPlus? Job must be over 30 hours per week spanning at least 4 days. Must be new vacancies Fully complaint with Tax and Law No displacement of existing employees.

20 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps 1. Go to and registerwww.jobsplus.ie 2. Advertise your job as normal. 3. Candidates must verify their eligibility with JobsPlus. 4. Confirm approval with JobsPlus before starting 5. Agree a start date

21 Part Time Job Incentive Special weekly allowance € per week if you are single € per week if you are getting an increase for a qualified adult. Not affected by part time paid employment Must be under 24 hours Last at least 2 months

22 Family Income Supplement Tax free payment for families on low income Payment is conditional on Wage plus size of the family  1 child €504  2 children€602  3 children€703  5 children€950

23 FIS Example Family with 3 children Income limit€703 Weekly income€300 Difference €403 60% of €403 €231 FIS Payment

24 FIS Conditions Work 19 or more hours per week (or 38 or more hours per fortnight). Jobseekers can combine their weekly hours they have worked with their spouse, civil partner, cohabitant's hours to meet this condition. Where the employment is likely to last at least 3 months.

25 Workplace Support Schemes For People with Disabilites Disability Awareness Training Workplace Equipment Adaption Grant up to €6,438 Employee Retention Grant Personal Reader Grant Job Interview Interpreter Grant Wage Subsidy.

26 Wage Subsidy €5.30 Per hour Min 21 hours Max 39 hours Total Max €10,748 per year.

27 Employment Response Employment support to people with disabilities Support to an employer Free of charge.

28 Summary DSP Recruitment & Employment Schemes Grants & Assistance Schemes Disability Support Schemes

29 Contact us Tipperary South David O’Donnell Tipperary North Edel Fitzgerald

30 Thank You


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