The way back to work
An overview of the employment support schemes and services available to help jobseekers return to work.
A summary of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s employment services for jobseekers.
Community Employment helps people get back to work by offering part-time placements in jobs based within local communities
Youth Guarantee initiatives to tackle youth unemployment. First Steps and Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS).
Tús is a community work placement scheme for unemployed people who are selected to participate by the Department of Social Protection.
Gateway is a local authority work opportunities scheme for unemployed people who are selected for participation by the Department of Social Protection.
JobsPlus is an incentive to encourage employers to employ long-term unemployed people. The incentive is paid monthly in arrears, over a 2-year period.
The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) provides income support for farmers and fishermen/women who are getting certain social welfare payments.
If you want to keep your social welfare payment and do some voluntary work, you must follow the rules set down by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
The Work Placement Programme provides work experience for unemployed people.