Department of Social Protection Incentives

Department of Social Protection Incentives

As part of its measures to reduce unemployment, the Department of Social Protection offes a number of employment supports to employers. These include the following.

Job Plus

If you employ a person on a full-time basis who has been unemployed for 12- 24 months, you may be eligible to recieve a payment of €7,500 from the department. This amount would be paid to you monthly in arrears over a two year period provided you continue to employ the person. This financial incentive is increased to €10,000 if you employ a person who had been unemployed for more that 24 months. 

The employment you provide must be for at least 30 hours per week and must span a minimum of 4 days in each week. 

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Free advertising of Job Vacancies

You can advertise a job vacancy to highly skilled and motivated jobseekers by getting in touch with our National Contact Centre at Freephone 1800611116. Alternatively, you can upload the vacancy yourself to the Jobs Ireland Website -