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No JobBridge interns hired after stint in Dublin City Council- Cllr Emma Murphy

14 April, 2015 - by Emma Murphy


Sinn Féin Dublin city councillor Emma Murphy has questioned Dublin City Council  about its use of JobBridge and was shocked to discover that of the 55 people to date that have been JobBridge interns with the council not one single individual has gained employment. 

Speaking today Cllr Murphy said:

“This figures are more proof that the JobBridge scheme exploits jobseekers and reduces the number of real jobs opportunities for young people. 

Government programmes such as JobBridge and the Gateway Scheme seem to be just a tool to manage the live register by the Department of Social Protection. 

Real jobs and real opportunities must replace these schemes because as long as they remain in place jobseekers and our young people will continue to be exploited as companies replace real jobs with the use of slave labour. “

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