Government Pledges To Find Work For 100,000 Extra People By 2020

The Government has pledged that it will get an extra 100,000 people into employment by 2020.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys is to launch the 2018 Action Plan for Jobs today, 09 March, in an effort to improve the number of unemployed.

The action plan includes 10 new apprenticeship programmes and close to 4,000 traineeships.

It will also help businesses deal with the fallout from Brexit with a €300 million loan scheme.

Mrs Humphreys said: "In the Action Plan for Jobs 2018, one of the key objectives is that no region will have an unemployment rate of more than 1% above the national average."

To date, the Action Plan for Jobs has helped create almost 313,000 jobs.


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