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Midlands Jobs Clubs "More Effective And Cheaper" Than State's JobPath Programme

Stark figures have emerged about the performance of the jobseekers' scheme.

Local job clubs are more effective and cheaper than the government's JobPath scheme.

That's according to Laois-Offaly TD and chair of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee, Brian Stanley.

It's emerged only 18,000 of the 250,000 people who engaged with the job-seeking service over five years stayed in employment for at least 12 months.

Sinn Féin Deputy Stanley says €300 million was pumped into the scheme over three or four year period.

He says he'll be calling on those behind JobPath to appear before the Committee:


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