Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (126)

Seán Fleming

Question:

126. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in community employment under the part time integration option which is a one year version of community employment; the number of persons on the part-time job option which is a three year version of community employment; the number that are expected to be on each of these options in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21727/13]

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The following table show the numbers under the two Community Employment (CE) Options as at 29 April 2013. It is exclusive of CE Supervisors (1,381) and other non-PTI/PTJ categories (654) to make up the current overall total of 22,569.

Community Employment

No. of persons employed

Part-time Integration Option (PTI)

14,958

Part-time Job Option (PTJ)

5,576

Grand Total

20,534

Two thousand additional places for the Community Employment (CE) programme were announced in Budget 2013 and will be an ongoing commitment to the programme. It will increase the overall number of CE places to 25,300 inclusive of Supervisor posts. These places are being approved on a phased basis from the end of January to the end of the year, in line with the overall CE budget allocation. Exclusive of the Supervisors and other categories the numbers under each option would be approximately 5,700 PTJ and 17,100 PTI by year-end 2013.

Question No. 127 withdrawn.