Above: The cover illustration that accompanied the print version of this piece from #rabble13 by Brian Burke. A feeling of being put through the ringer, harassed into dampening employment expectations and rightly pissed off that private companies have access to their data – that’s the general picture emerging from a survey carried out by rabble into various labour activation schemes including Job Path. Rashers Tierney gives us the lowdown … Read More
Above: The Seetec office located beside The Seventeen Shops in Cabra. Let us know if you have any experience of Job Path and other “labour activation” schemes via this survey. Irish cinema goers and fans of Ken Loach have been left gasping with horror at the austerity driven language of “labour activation” in the UK and the awful human impact it has. However, has similar to what the veteran director puts under the … Read More
What will replace JobBridge? TF Recruitment promises employers every kind of dodge and weave to cut costs and kick the workers where it hurts.
The Sunday Business Post published the results of a three month long investigation into Job Bridge on their front page over the weekend. It relied on a raft of freedom of information requests and a combination of first hand interviews, access to official documents and testimonies from both sides of the scheme. Dr Mary Murphy took a long look at the whole scheme last year for Impact and the faults … Read More
Waterford Foxhunt offers a new exciting internship – learn how to get dogs to go in and out of a yard and have a chance to impress the landed gentry for fifty quid on top of your dole with absolutely no chance of keeping your job at the end of it.
Recruiting for a recruiter. Sure while you’re creaming it in the middle you may as well have it all. Broadline recruitment are looking for an administrative assistant. On JobBridge. Sake.
€27bn here, 5,000 new jobs there; 80% sign up to Irish Water here, 500,000 on torchlit Fine Gael march there. Numbers, numbers everywhere and not a fact check in sight. JobBridge, meanwhile, continues to remove people from jobs and replace them with “interns” while reducing the Live Register. Everyday is a good day at Hashtag Recovery HQ. Today over at JobBridge website we counted 1,143 positions outside the capital (including … Read More
One of the administrative cockroaches behind the Jobbridge scheme made a rather silly data protection breach last month, releasing the email addresses of participants. We put our crack investigative journalist skills to the test and employed the sort of data mining techniques that would make Edward Snowden cack his pants (ie fucking the emails into a line counter app…) and discovered 503 mails were leaked. Yes, this is … Read More
The Work Must Pay network visited the famous Porterhouse on Nassau St last week to inform the public that the pub was taking advantage of the JobBridge scheme to get a free restaurant manager. Just a minute’s walk from the Dáil it’s a fitting example of the exploitative scheme which goes such a way to padding the government’s faked statistics on employment. The bar is part of the multi-million profiting … Read More
Dalata Hotel Group are the largest hotel operators in Ireland. With a successful IPO they’ve raised enough to buy out up to 25 hotels so why are they looking to get us to pick up the wages for their Commis Chef? Because JobBridge, that’s why. Here’s some detail on how deep their pockets are from Bizplus.ie: “Turnover from operations in the leased hotels and managed hotels has grown strongly in recent … Read More