Only 8% Of JobPath Users Remain In Full-Time Employment 12 Months On

23,000 engaged with the programme in the last five years.

A midlands TD says we can't afford to keeping throwing millions of euro at an ineffective JobPath programme.

The government programme to help those in long-term unemployment secure jobs is outsourced to two private companies - Turas Nua and Seetec.

Almost 23,000 people in the midlands engaged with JobPath in the last five years - however, only 1,815 of those were still in full-time employment a year later.

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says the success rate of the scheme is staggeringly low, despite 241 million being paid out to the companies in the last five years:

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