The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. today (Friday, 14th June, 2013) launched the 20th edition of the ‘Working for Work’ booklet produced by the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU). The booklet, which is an annual publication, brings together a wide range of information on supports available for unemployed people seeking to return to work, education or training.
This booklet is produced with financial support from the Department of Social Protection and the Department of Education and Skills. Some €244,000 is being provided this year to the INOU towards the cost of maintaining its welfare rights and information unit, administration, utilities and the overhead costs associated with the production of the booklet.
Speaking at the launch in the offices of the INOU, Minister Burton cited the importance of the annual publication, stating: “The INOU is an important partner in the provision of accurate, independent, comprehensive and user friendly information to customers of the Department of Social Protection including jobseekers and to those working within communities to address social exclusion.”
The booklet is used by jobseekers nationwide, people in receipt of welfare payments and people who are experiencing poverty and social exclusion. It is distributed to, and used by, statutory and community sector organisations providing a wide range of services and supports. (more…)