Donegal has been approved for 266 additional places on Community Employment (CE) and Tús schemes.
The announcement was made this afternoon by the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD.
The Donegal allocation is part of an extra 2,600 places announced nationwide.
In terms of Community Employment, the additional 173 places will be allocated to schemes around the county.
Meanwhile, the additional 93 places on Tús schemes will be allocated to both Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) and Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP).
A full list of the CE and Tús schemes receiving additional places is provided in the images below.
Making the announcement today, Minister Humphreys said:
“‘Pathways to Work’ is all about giving people the tools and opportunities they need to secure employment. Our Community Employment and Tús schemes are central to that strategy – providing a vast range of work experience, skills development and mentoring for people who are long-term unemployed.
“At present, there are over 19,000 people participating in CE schemes and over 4,000 on Tús schemes. In 2020, the Department of Social Protection invested €425 million in these schemes – demonstrating their importance to communities right across the country.
“So many of our towns and villages have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.
“But as we emerge from this Pandemic, we are determined to support our citizens who find themselves out of work in every way possible.
“Along with Minister O’Brien, I am really pleased to provide these additional 2,639 places, which I know will be of huge benefit to so many people and their communities.”