Brid Smith TD on Jobs Clubs and Local Employment Schemes.


On our Jobs committee we had a report from researchers called Indecon, that showed that Jobs Clubs and Local Employment schemes are supportive and effective. They’re a public service, not to be confused with #JobPath and Seetec, which are private, ineffective, and punish more than they support. Yet what was the recommendation? That we should look for PRIVATE bidders for the good PUBLICwork that the Jobs Clubs and LE schemes do!! Doesn’t make sense. This is coming from a right-wing, for-profit agenda, driven by the EU. It must be resisted.