Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (384)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

384. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age that have been supported by the JobsPlus youth scheme to date by county in a tabular form. [50735/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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 installments.

A total of 4,183 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.

COUNTY

Number of u25's Employees

CARLOW

102

CAVAN

119

CLARE

114

CORK

239

DONEGAL

238

DUBLIN

667

GALWAY

181

KERRY

121

KILDARE

160

KILKENNY

78

LAOIS

88

LEITRIM

52

LIMERICK

206

LONGFORD

52

LOUTH

162

MAYO

124

MEATH

154

MONAGHAN

87

OFFALY

143

ROSCOMMON

65

SLIGO

68

TIPPERARY

214

WATERFORD

232

WESTMEATH

171

WEXFORD

211

WICKLOW

135

TOTAL

4,183