Employment support schemes
Overview of the employment schemes and other supports which encourage people getting unemployment and certain other social welfare payments to take up employment.
The Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) is no longer available. You may be interested in the new Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP).
Community Employment helps people get back to work by offering part-time placements in jobs based within local communities.
Tús is a community work placement scheme for unemployed people who are selected to participate by the Department of Social Protection.
JobsPlus is an incentive to encourage employers to employ long-term unemployed people. The incentive is paid monthly in arrears, over a 2-year period.
The Programme supports community businesses to provide local services to their communities and to provide employment to unemployed people.
The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) provides income support for farmers and fishermen/women who are getting certain social welfare payments.
The new Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme provides a basic income payment of €325 a week to 2,000 eligible artists and creative arts workers selected at random to participate.
The new Work Placement Experience Programme gives people who have never had a job or who have lost their job a chance to get work experience.