Employment & Economy

LAUNCHING A SKILLS REVOLUTION

9 February 2016

  The Labour Party this morning launched its plan for a living wage and investing in skills, ‘Launching a Skills Revolution’. The plan commits to: Create 50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship places over the next five years. We will also develop an additional 60 apprenticeship types to ensure a far broader range of possibilities for young people. Introduce 100,000 new … Continue reading LAUNCHING A SKILLS REVOLUTION

JOAN WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT BY CORNMARKET THAT IT IS TO BECOME A LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER

9 February 2016

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD have welcomed the announcement by Cornmarket Group Financial Services that it is to become a Living Wage employer. The financial services brokerage is committing to ensuring all of its staff is paid  at the very least the  Living Wage  from the 1st of March next. A Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay … Continue reading Joan Welcomes Announcement by Cornmarket That it is to become a living wage employer

ECONOMIC RECOVERY MUST BE SPREAD TO ALL REGIONS

6 February 2016

6th February 2016 Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Rural Ireland’, Labour’s plan for balanced regional development. I’m delighted to be here in Athy this morning for the launch of “Standing up for Rural Ireland”, our plan for balanced regional development. And I’m delighted to be with three of our fine Labour Party … Continue reading ECONOMIC RECOVERY MUST BE SPREAD TO ALL REGIONS

SKILLS STRATEGY AN INDICATION OF LABOUR STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

27 January 2016

Speaking at the launch of National Skills Strategy I’m very pleased to be here in Blackrock Further Education Institute to launch the new National Skills Strategy. This Strategy has been named “Ireland’s Future” and for good reason. While we will shortly have more than 2 million people at work and unemployment has dropped to 8.8%, … Continue reading SKILLS STRATEGY AN INDICATION OF LABOUR STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT FACEBOOK CLONEE SITE

25 January 2016

BURTON LAUNCHES DUBLIN ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS News that Facebook is to shortly begin construction on its new data centre in Clonee has been welcomed by Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton. She was speaking as she launched the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs, the Government’s plan to create 66,000 new jobs … Continue reading CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT FACEBOOK CLONEE SITE

ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS 2016

18 January 2016

Fifth annual plan is first in new phase of the Action Plan process, aimed at creating 200,000 extra jobs by 2020 Plan is key part of Government strategy to keep the recovery going – 50,000 extra jobs targeted for 2016   The Government today launched Action Plan for Jobs 2016, the fifth in the annual … Continue reading ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS 2016

TAOISEACH, TáNAISTE AND EDUCATION MINISTER LAUNCH PATHWAYS TO WORK 2016-2020

14 January 2016

Strategy’s 86 actions to increase numbers at work to 2.2 million Pathways to Work 2016-2020 will fuel the drive to full employment and the increase in the numbers at work to 2.2 million by 2020. The strategy, devised by the Department of Social Protection, was launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for … Continue reading Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Education Minister launch Pathways to Work 2016-2020

WE ARE SETTING AN AMBITIOUS TARGET OF HAVING 2.2 MILLION PEOPLE AT WORK BY 2020

13 January 2016

Speaking at the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 Launch   I’d like to welcome you all to this launch of the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 strategy. I’d particularly like to thank Diageo for hosting this event. My Department has worked closely with Diageo on their ‘Learning for Life’ programme, which equips young people to build careers … Continue reading WE ARE SETTING AN AMBITIOUS TARGET OF HAVING 2.2 MILLION PEOPLE AT WORK BY 2020

PROGRESS ON JOBS FRONT AS DUBLIN WEST UNEMPLOYMENT HITS SEVEN-YEAR LOW

12 January 2016

The  Blanchardstown area saw a fall in unemployment of 11% in December, compared to the same month last year, and in Navan Road area unemployment fell by 8%. These figures, released by the CSO this week, were welcomed by Tánaiste, Minister for Social Protection and local Labour TD Joan Burton. There were 790 fewer people … Continue reading PROGRESS ON JOBS FRONT AS DUBLIN WEST UNEMPLOYMENT HITS SEVEN-YEAR LOW

LABOUR LAUNCH WORKERS CHARTER & COMMIT TO INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE

12 January 2016

STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE Speaking today at Labour’s launch of a workers charter – ‘Standing Up For Working People’ – the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, and the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD committed to increasing Minimum Wage to €11.30 over lifetime of next Government. In addition, … Continue reading LABOUR LAUNCH WORKERS CHARTER & COMMIT TO INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE