Employers, have you heard about the Wage Subsidy Scheme?

The reward of employing an individual of all abilities comes not only in the benefits of having a diverse workplace but also as a financial incentive. An employee must work a minimum of 21 hours per week up to a maximum of 39 hours per week. The rate of subsidy is €5.30 per hour and is based on the number of hours worked, giving a total annual subsidy available of €10,748 per annum based on 39 hour week. Check out more about the Wage Subsidy Scheme – http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Wage-Subsidy-Scheme_holder_3176.aspx

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Has Operation Transformation changed your lifetyle?

Operation transformation has had an impact! We may not have invested all our energies into getting into top shape, but the momentum with lots of people taking their health and fitness in hand has made us more aware of what we are eating. For “Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes” – see safefood.eu for ideas on what to cook…we love the Pesto Pasta and the Grilled Salmon Cutlets for quick and healthy meals in a jiffy!

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Be the first step that helps someone on their journey.

Every day is different. I think that is the most enjoyable part of the job for me. As a job coach, I work with a range of people, each with their own unique journey that has brought them their linkage with the Employ Ability Ltd service. I work with a minimum caseload of 25 people at any one time. Some people are just starting into the world of work for the first-time whereas others might be returning to their chosen career or seeking a complete career change. Either way it’s a daunting process to be looking for employment and helping someone through this process and seeing them succeed, usually by

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Ireland’s Keynote Career Event

Career Zoo is where Ireland’s smartest talent meet the world’s most innovative employers.  The 2015 Spring Career Zoo takes place on Saturday, February 21st 2015 in the Convention Centre Dublin from 10am to 5pm. As well as leading employers and organisations, you can expect to see industry leaders, the return of Tech Town, BioCluster and Tech Box, an exciting Speaker Series, new additions such as a Coder Hack Space and a Finance Area, and many more surprises. Over 10,000 delegates are expected to take part at the Spring Career Zoo. Don’t delay and register your place at Ireland’s keynote career networking event.     Meet|Your|Future 21.02.15

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First Steps and JobsPlus Youth

3,500 people expected to benefit in 2015 The Department of Social Protection has launched two new programmes to help young jobseekers return to work and training. The programmes are expected to benefit 3,500 young jobseekers in 2015. First Steps and JobsPlus Youth were announced by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, T.D. and the Minister of State with Responsibility for Employment, Community and Social Supports, Kevin Humphreys, T.D.. First Steps will offer young jobseekers aged between 18 and 25 the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and training with the help of dedicated assistance from Department of Social Protection case officers. The target is to provide up

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What are the most overused words on Irish CVs?

Are you motivated, driven, and enthusiastic? Well, you’re not the only one! How do you describe yourself to potential employers? It seems like Irish people have the tendency to overuse words when it comes to selling themselves! LinkedIn has published information about their Irish users, highlighting the most over used words contained on their CVs. And here are the offenders… motivated enthusiastic passionate driven track record creative extensive experience responsible communication skills ambitious We all know how frustrating job hunting can be, scouring the web for suitable vacancies, receiving daily rejection emails and shopping for interview worthy attire can be very exhausting, but having an impressive CV is vital.  Check

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