Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (885)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

885. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the closure of a jobs club (details supplied); if there are alternative sources of funding that can be utilised to keep the jobs club open; if there are alternative organisations that can offer this service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23637/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

On 20th February 2019 my Department received formal notice from Balbriggan Enterprise Development Group Ltd that Balbriggan Jobs Club Contract ceased on 14th February 2019. The Jobs Club had not operated since the end of January 2019.

There are a number of Employment Support services provided in the area including Intreo Activation Team, Balbriggan LES, Empower, CE and TUS.  With the total provision in the area measured against the Live Register we are satisfied that current provision is adequate. My Department will continue to monitor the levels of employment supports to ensure they are adequate for the demand.