Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Youth Employment Initiative

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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409. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the youth employment support scheme; the number of persons who participated in the scheme since it was launched; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30418/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) was introduced on Monday 1 October 2018 and has been open to applications from that date.

YESS is a work experience programme, targeted at young jobseekers who are long-term unemployed or who face significant barriers to employment.  The scheme aims to provide participants with the opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement.

A total of 339 jobseekers have participated on YESS since its inception, with 190 participating currently.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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