Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (615)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

615. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans for JobPath and its future; her further plans to disband the service; if so, when; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5178/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

My Department oversees the overall procurement process for JobPath.

In this context, my Department is continually engaged in ensuring all contracted public employment services are fit for purpose. No formal tendering process for 2020 is currently underway and no final decisions have been made in this regard.

My Department will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that any future contracted public employment service gives the best possible service for those who wish to return to the labour market.