Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (460)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

460. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if information (details supplied) will be provided in tabular form. [48545/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

As the Deputy will be aware, JobPath is a case management service that provides employment counselling and advice to long-term unemployed jobseekers with a view to improving their prospects of securing sustained full-time employment.

The service is provided to help and support clients to identify and pursue suitable job opportunities themselves with the help of a Personal Adviser. Support can range from CV preparation, to assisting with job applications, to, in some cases, financial assistance for clothing or transport costs at interview stage or in the first days of employment.

The data requested in questions (a) - (d) is too voluminous to be answered in this Parliamentary Question. Therefore my officials will provide the data requested directly to the Deputy. I am advised that data is not compiled on referrals or employments by contractor office, however we can supply this data by county to the Deputy.

The total amount of fees paid by my Department to the JobPath Providers from January 2016 to the end of June 2019 is as per Table 1 below.

I trust this clarifies matters for the Deputy.

Table 1: Fees paid to the JobPath providers January 2016 - June 2019

Year

Amount paid to Seetec

Amount Paid to Turas Nua

2016

€10.7m

€14.5m

2017

€27.6m

€29.8m

2018

€38.1m

€33.6m

2019 (Jan-June)

€18.2m

€13.8m