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To: Minister Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection
STOP paying public money to private companies to help unemployed people
Two companies called Turas Nua and Seetec have a state contract to help unemployed people find jobs. They have made millions in profit from this contract. The experiences of unemployed people referred to them via JobPath has not been good - something widely acknowledged.
If the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection Regina Doherty hears from hundreds of her tax paying constituents that we want action to scrap this sham of a programme, it could be enough to push her into seriously reviewing JobPath.
SIGN THE PETITION NOW
Why is this important?
Why are Irish taxpayers paying two private companies – Turas Nua and Seetec to profit on Irish job seekers through the job activation scheme Job Path? Not only that but since June of this year, over 11,000 people have been referred to JobPath for a second time having already completed the scheme in full.
Job seekers as Irish citizens deserve to be treated with respect and dignity as they continue with their efforts to find employment. Some job seekers need support, some can manage efforts independently. JobPath as a one size fits all programme cannot address the needs of all jobseekers and nor should it.
Seasonal and part-time workers are also being forced to engage with JobPath while working and it is widely reported that Turas Nua and Seetec often demand details of employers.
THIS NEEDS TO STOP.