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Job Activation - Protecting the Not For Profit Model

1 July, 2021

This document outlines Sinn Féin’s proposals to protect the not-for-profit, community-based model of the Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs in response to the government’s shocking decision to continue with the tender for a new for-profit employment service model which could push people into unsuitable, short-term positions. Instead, Sinn Féin propose scaling up existing employment services to ensure areas which do not currently have LES or Job Clubs can avail of these high-quality services, integrating Job Clubs into the current model of LES, and continuing community-based wrap-around supports in order to ensure the availability of decent employment services for all.