Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (533)

Peter Burke

Question:

533. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons that have been activated to work through the JobPath programme since its foundation, by county, in tabular form. [51816/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) provides a range of activation supports catering for long-term unemployed jobseekers and those most distant from the labour market to secure and sustain full-time paid employment. These supports include the JobPath service. 

JobPath is an employment service, which helps long-term unemployed people to secure and sustain paid employment. The service was launched in 2015 on a ‘rolling basis’ with referral numbers gradually increasing over time

There are two phases to the service.  During the first phase, of 12 months duration, a personal advisor (PA) provides practical assistance in searching, preparing for, securing and sustaining employment.  The second phase starts if the jobseeker is successful in finding work.  During this phase the PA continues to work with the client for a further period of up to 12 months.  In addition to the two phases jobseekers may also undertake training while with the service and this may extend the period the jobseeker is supported through the service for up to a further 6 months.

To date, just over 195,000 clients have commenced their engagement period with the service as set out in the table below

The department is undertaking an econometric review of this strand of its activation services.  Completion of the review is provisionally scheduled for the end of 2018, following which more detailed and robust statistics will be available.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Clients engaged with JobPath - July 2015 - October 2018

County 

Number of   Clients Engaged With JobPath.

July 2015 - October 2018

Carlow

4486

Cavan

4369

Clare

4675

Cork

17324

Donegal

10045

Dublin

39004

Galway

8703

Kerry

6688

Kildare

8044

Kilkenny

3851

Laois

4449

Leitrim

1842

Limerick

9489

Longford

3952

Louth

8340

Mayo

5961

Meath

4157

Monaghan

2622

Offaly

5290

Roscommon

1789

Sligo

3029

Tipperary

8433

Waterford

6871

Westmeath

6543

Wexford

9387

Wicklow

5755

Grand Total

195098

Clients engaged with JobPath July 2015 - October 2018 and Employment Details.

County 

Number of   Clients Engaged With JobPath.

July 2015 - October 2018

Clients who have commenced Full time employment

Clients who have commenced Part time employment

Total 

Carlow

4486

1081

105

1186

Cavan

4369

716

171

887

Clare

4675

983

93

1076

Cork

17324

3918

364

4282

Donegal

10045

1231

383

1614

Dublin

39004

7230

691

7921

Galway

8703

1549

164

1713

Kerry

6688

1723

210

1933

Kildare

8044

2068

273

2341

Kilkenny

3851

969

70

1039

Laois

4449

909

104

1013

Leitrim

1842

316

48

364

Limerick

9489

2289

150

2439

Longford

3952

698

140

838

Louth

8340

1545

239

1784

Mayo

5961

721

74

795

Meath

4157

678

69

747

Monaghan

2622

502

150

652

Offaly

5290

1125

186

1311

Roscommon

1789

257

30

287

Sligo

3029

475

81

556

Tipperary

8433

1772

280

2052

Waterford

6871

1538

195

1733

Westmeath

6543

1140

326

1466

Wexford

9387

2206

335

2541

Wicklow

5755

1108

173

1281

Grand Total

195098

38747

5104

43851