180 jobs on Tus Scheme for County Kildare
Last Updated: 10 May 2011
180 jobs on TúS Scheme for County Kildare
County Kildare LEADER Partnership has this week announced the first stage of the roll out of the TÚS Programme for County Kildare. The new scheme will provide community work placement for 180 long term unemployed in the county over the coming months.
Announcing the rollout of the programme Mr. Justin Larkin CEO County Kildare LEADER Partnership stated that the company had received approval for the immediate employment of two supervisors and the first 40 participants. “We are currently recruiting two supervisors who will be based in Naas and Athy and we hope to begin the process of placing unemployed people with community groups in the coming weeks” said Mr. Larkin. “We are also seeking applications from local community and voluntary groups in the Naas and Athy electoral areas who can provide good quality work experience” added Mr. Larkin.
The TÚS Programme was launched by the Department of Social Protection in December 2010 and will provide up to 5,000 placements nationally for long term unemployed people with community and voluntary groups. The Department of Social Protection will be responsible for contacting local unemployed people about the programme and County Kildare LEADER Partnership will work with local voluntary groups to ensure that work placements are consistent with the skills and experience of participants on the programme.
“Once the first 40 places are filled in Naas and Athy we expect to be in a position to roll the programme across the county in the coming months” added Mr. Larkin. County Kildare LEADER Partnership will be holding information sessions for local voluntary groups in the Naas electoral area and Athy electoral area on 18th / 19th April 2011 (see separate advertisement) to provide further information on the operation of the scheme.
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