Department of Social Protection Incentives


Jobsplus provide a financial incentive to employers who recruit employees who are long term unemployed on the live register. There are two levels of incentive:

  • €7,500 for recruits unemployed for more than 12 months, but less that 24 months, and
  • €10,000 for recruits unemployed for more than 24 months

There is no limit on the number of new recruits per employer.

A number of practical supports and allowances are available to your company to proactively assist the participation of people with a disability in the workforce. If you have not employed a person with a disability before, or wish to retain an employee who has acquired an impairment or illness, we can provide the funding to make it happen for you. Employers may take advantage of the following supports:

  • The EmployAbility Service
  • The Wage Subsidy Scheme
  • The Reasonable Accommodation Fund for the Employment of people with disabilities, comprising the Workplace Equipment and Adaptation Grant, the Personal Reader Grant, the Job Interview Interpreter Grant and the Employee Retention Grant
  • The Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme

For further information on the above please feel welcome to contact;

Edel Fitzpatrick,

Case Officer,

Offaly Employer Engagement,

Department of Social Protection,

Castle Buildings,

Tara Street,


057 9318581