Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1466, 1467, 1468)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1466. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age who have been supported to date by the JobsPlus youth scheme by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19693/19]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1467. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age who commenced on the JobsPlus youth scheme in each of the years 2015 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19694/19]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1468. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of supporting young persons under 25 years of age on the JobsPlus youth scheme in each of the years 2015 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19695/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1466 to 1468, inclusive, together.

JobsPlus provides a direct monthly financial incentive to employers who recruit employees from the Live Register and those transitioning into employment.  It provides employers with two levels of payment - €7,500 or €10,000 over two years - paid in monthly instalments.

A total of 3,494 people under 25 years of age have been supported to date by the JobsPlus youth scheme. A county breakdown of those supported is provided in Table 1. The number of people under 25 years of age who commenced on Jobsplus youth scheme from 2015 to 2018 is provided in Table 2. The breakdown of the cost of supporting those under 25 years of age from 2015 to 2018  is provided in Table 3.

Table 1.

County breakdown of persons under 25 years of age supported by JobsPlus.

COUNTY

Number of Employees

CARLOW

84

CAVAN

93

CLARE

93

CORK

198

DONEGAL

183

DUBLIN

596

GALWAY

152

KERRY

102

KILDARE

144

KILKENNY

64

LAOIS

75

LEITRIM

42

LIMERICK

160

LONGFORD

41

LOUTH

143

MAYO

112

MEATH

131

MONAGHAN

74

OFFALY

116

ROSCOMMON

57

SLIGO

53

TIPPERARY

187

WATERFORD

166

WESTMEATH

132

WEXFORD

180

WICKLOW

116

TOTAL

3,494 

Table 2.

Number of people under 25 years of age who commenced on JobsPlus in each of the years 2015 to 2018.

Year

Number of People

2015

750

2016

816

2017

625

2018

414

Table 3.

The cost of supporting persons under 25 years of age on JobsPlus in each years 2015 to 2018.

Year

Cost

2015

€4,250,007.00

2016

€4,910,322.00

2017

€3,423,658.00

2018

€1,330,942.00