1 Apr 2019, 12.05

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet on two occasions this week to discuss two Indecon reports, on Job Clubs and Local Employment Services (LES).

Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12:00 at Committee Room 2, Leinster House, the Irish Local Development Network and SIPTU LES National Committee will appear, with the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, due before the Committee on Thursday also in Committee Room 2 at 2pm.

In advance of these discussions, Committee Chairman John Curran TD said: “The Committee looks forward to hearing the insight of both the Irish Local Development Network and SIPTU on reports produced by Indecon.”

Indecon was commissioned by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to complete an independent, evidence-based evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency, and of the governance of, the Local Employment Services (LES).

Deputy Curran added: “The key findings, including the assessment of governance arrangements and policy recommendations arising from the review, and the perspective of the Irish Local Development Network and SIPTU is something we very much value.

“Likewise, the Indecon Review of Job Clubs highlighted that the economic and labour market context in which the Job Clubs operate has undergone marked change over the last eight to nine years.

“This has important implications in relation to the appropriate targeting and geographic configuration of public employment services, and the design of client interventions, and we look forward to engaging with Minister Doherty later in the week.”

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