WHAT IS WORKING?

- The Government wants to make the recovery local. That means supporting local business and employers in Tallaght, Firhouse, Citywest and Templeogue to create local jobs. the local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Tallaght provides a First Stop Shop for all enterprises in the area and is supported by South Dublin County Council. Tallaght LEO offers new start-ups access to mentoring, microfinance grants and a wider range of supports too.

– There are now over 1.9 million people at work. This has impacted positively on our economy, and has made a huge difference to the lives of those who are now working again.

– Programmes like JobsPlus and JobBridge benefit both the employer and Job-seeker by providing employment for a set period. The Momentum programme offers certified classroom training and work experience for eligible participants. All these schemes enable people who have been unemployed to keep their skills up-to-date and get back into the workplace.