JobsPlus ( is a cash payment to employers who offer employment opportunities to jobseekers in receipt of certain social welfare payments. 

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection pays the incentive to the employer monthly in arrears over a 2-year period. It provides 2 levels of regular cash payments €7,500 and €10,000.

To qualify, the job must be full time (over 30 hours per week, for at least four days per week) and be a new position or a vacancy arising as a consequence of natural turnover such as retirement (i.e. not displace an existing employee). You must be fully compliant with Irish tax and employment laws.

If an employer decides to recruit an additional employee, they can log on to and complete an online application form giving, for example, the name of company, size of workforce, bank details and economic sector of company. Once this is submitted an officer of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) will review and check the tax clearance certificate is in order and email the employer if it is approved.

Once eligibility is confirmed by DEASP an employer may start to recruit, either by contacting their local Intreo Centre or Employment Services Office for details of suitably experienced and qualified candidates for their vacancy. They could also register the vacancy with Jobs Ireland.

You can get further information about JobsPlus by logging on to, emailing or calling (071) 9672535 / 9672583. Information is also available from your nearest social welfare local office or Intreo centre.