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Rationale- Why change? Two separate but related employment incentives available to employers – Employer Job PRSI scheme – The Revenue Job Assist Scheme.

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2 Rationale- Why change? Two separate but related employment incentives available to employers – Employer Job PRSI scheme – The Revenue Job Assist Scheme Existing schemes criticised for – being complicated – placing an administrative burden on employers – Consequently -Low take up

3 Rationale – Change to What? Action Plan for Jobs outlines seven disruptive reforms - high impact measures with highly ambitious deadlines supported by senior Industry partners A new simplified incentive - JobsPlus Incentivise all employers to hire employees from the Live Register, particularly long term unemployed

4 Payments Value set at two levels biased in favour of the more long term unemployed - recruits unemployed for more than 12 months but less than 24 months: €7,500 recruits unemployed for more than 24 months: €10,000 Payable monthly in arrears, over a two year period – while employee retained

5 JobsPlus vs. PRSI/RJA PRSI/RJA SchemesJobsPlus Certainty of benefit Immediate benefit Tangible benefit Admin Burden – Online application – Online verification – Online communication

6 JobsPlus vs. PRSI/RJA PRSI/RJA schemesJobsPlus Pre Verification Consistent Conditions No limit on Employees Natural Turnover

7 Some Conditions Jobs must be ‘full-time’ at least 30 hours p/w spanning at least four days p/w Employers must be compliant with Irish tax and employment laws Eligible jobs must not displace any other employee Recruits must have been unemployed for a period of at least 12 continuous months No limit on number eligible recruits per employer Available to employers filling new vacancies as consequence of natural turnover.

8 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps Looking to recruit a new employee? First, register for JobsPlus – its easy. Go to and register.www.jobsplus.ie

9 Employer on-line application (1)

10 Employer on-line application (2)

11 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps Then identify your candidates. Advertise your job as normal. For help finding suitable, eligible candidates we recommend you contact: - Your local Intreo Centre/Employment Service Office. - Include your vacancy on

12 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps Shortlisted Candidates? Candidates must verify their eligibility with Eligible candidates will receive confirmation and a JP1 form for you to complete.

13 Jobseeker on-line application

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17 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps Found your new employee? Then just tell us. Return the JP1 form to the JobsPlus Team. You will be notified of approval. Offer position to candidate.

18 The JobsPlus Process In Five Easy Steps And we do the rest! Agree a start date. Your new employee must close their jobseekers claim before starting work for the JobsPlus payment to be made. Payments to your company will be made by EFT monthly in arrears, over a two year period, whilst the employee remains in your employment.

19 How will JobsPlus effect Employers bottom line….. € per month lodged to bank account if employ somebody between 1 and 2 years on Live Register € per month lodged to bank account if employ somebody over 2 years on the live register

20 Better service to Employers. Employers can employ (eligible) interns direct from JobBridge to full time employment…. Employers can employ (eligible) candidates on work experience element of Momentum courses directly and benefit from JobsPlus…..

21 Applications to Date 1,020 applications from Employers – 955 Eligible – 24 Ineligible (require up to date Tax Clearance) 1,928 applications from Employees – 1,448 Eligible – 416 Ineligible Forms have been returned by 295 Employers who have created 330 jobs. 78 employers were paid in respect of 85 Jobs on2/9/ payments will issue on 27/09/13 in respect of jobs created in July/Aug

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