Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (561)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

561. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons who have commenced participation on the youth employment support scheme to date in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52171/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) was introduced on Monday 1st October 2018 and has been open to application since that date. 

 A total of 65 participants have commenced the scheme to date.

YESS is targeted at young jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 who are long-term unemployed or who face barriers to employment. The scheme aims to provide jobseekers with the opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement. The scheme will provide a supportive structure for participants, including case worker support for both Placement Hosts and jobseekers.

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.