Minister launches Gettingbacktowork.ie at Rathmines CIC
The Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, Kevin Humphreys, T.D. visited Rathmines Citizens Information Centre, last week, where he officially launched the website gettingbacktowork.ie, developed by the Citizens Information Board.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Humphreys said: "Gettingbacktowork.ie has a very broad range of information targeted specifically at jobseekers who have been relying on welfare for support for some time. The website answers many questions that these jobseekers would have on moving back into work again and provides information for jobseekers who may be considering starting a business."
"Employers, too, will find it useful in relation to Government supports available to them if they are considering taking on additional staff. For example, the new website provides information about JobsPlus, the employer incentive which rewards employers who employ jobseekers who have been on the Live Register for more than 12 months."
Ann Marie O'Connor, Senior Manager, CIB added that: "Gettingbacktowork.ie has been designed to adapt to different devices so that it works well on laptops, tablets and smartphones and people can access the site while on the move." The site uses selected content from citizensinformation.ie, one of CIB's key information channels. Last year citizensinformation.ie recorded more than 14m visits and more than 46m pageviews.
The Minister concluded his remarks by acknowledging the work of the Citizens Information Board, staff in Rathmines Citizens Information Centre and the support that they and the Citizens Information Service as a whole offer to their customers on issues ranging from housing to health, taxation and welfare. The launch of gettingbacktowork.ie coincided with the Department of Social Protection's Jobs Week during which more than 160 events took place nationwide.
Pictured at the launch of gettingbacktowork.ie: Minister of State Kevin Humphreys with Ann Marie O'Connor, Senior Manager CIB, and Liz Carroll, Development Manager Rathmines CIC.
Pictured at the launch of gettingbacktowork.ie: Minister of State Kevin Humphreys with CIB staff, from left: Cathy Gerrard, Den Curton, Joe Flynn and Hilary Frazer.
Front row: Rebecca Daly, Ellen McCafferty, Liz Carroll, Maria Brophy.
Back Row: Oxana Bolodurina, Aurelia Bodrug, Minister of State Kevin Humphreys, Leo Costello.
Pictured front: Minister of State Kevin Humphreys. Pictured rear from left: Liz Carroll, Development Manager, John Kiernan, Board Member, Niamh O'Doherty, Volunteer, John Fitzsimons, Board Member, Bill Taylor, Chair, Board.