Limerick to get 240 places in work programme

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LIMERICK is to provisionally get 240 places under the new work placement initiative to be rolled out by the Government this year, according to Limerick TD and Minister for State, Peter Power. Under the Tús programme, 80 places are due to be allocated to Limerick City and 160 will be provided to Limerick County.

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The programme, which will be run by the Department for Social Protection, will provide 5,000 short term working opportunities on a nationwide basis for people in the community sector.

People who take part in the scheme will be paid the full jobseekers rate plus an additional €20 per week.
Participants will be required to work for 19.5 hours per week for the duration of 12 months, with some flexibility regarding the schedule of hours.

Those who are unemployed for more than 12 months and are currently receiving jobseekers assistance, will be provided with the opportunity to consider a placement on the scheme.