Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1904)

John Brassil

Question:

1904. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will direct Turas Nua to cease contacting a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that they are in employment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36841/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department selects long-term unemployed jobseekers for a range of activation supports and those most distant from the labour market to secure and sustain full-time paid employment. These supports include the JobPath service.

Certain groups of people are excluded from referral to JobPath, one such group being Education Sector Workers.

As a school warden the customer in question is an Education Sector Worker, however, due to a clerical error they were referred for activation support to JobPath but the person in question has been withdrawn with immediate effect. My officials have advised that their claim is now correctly categorised, which will ensure that if they remain as an education sector worker, they will not be selected again for referral to JobPath during periods of unemployment.

I trust this clarifies matters for the Deputy.