JobPath may not be needed in the future

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has indicated that the JobPath employment activation scheme might not be needed in the future.

JobPath is an employment activation service provided to people who have been on the live register for more than 12 months and are trying to secure and sustain full-time paid employment or self-employment.

Last month it was revealed that the private companies contracted by the State to run the scheme, are entitled to €3,718 for every jobseeker that gains sustained employment for one year through the JobPath scheme.

Department officials told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee today that the two private companies employed by the State, Turas Nua and Seetec, have received €75.7 million and €73.3 million respectively.

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