IBEC in call for 'new approach' to jobs creation

IBEC in call for 'new approach' to jobs creation

Employers' group IBEC is submitting new proposals to the Government on how to get people back to work.

The organisation is calling for radical changes to state employment services and to the social welfare system "to ensure they are fully integrated and work together to get people back to work".

IBEC has also proposed a national graduate internship programme to encourage young people to stay in Ireland; new third-level courses to help move those with construction-related skills into new areas of employment; a major overhaul of the wage rules that set minimum terms and conditions in many sectors of the economy and a new and substantial loan guarantee scheme for SMEs.

The proposals come ahead of the launch of the Government's 'jobs initiative'.

"We desperately need a new approach to job creation," said IBEC Director General Danny McCoy.

" We have been in crisis-management mode for far too long; now is the time to take positive steps to get the economy back on track.

"Business will provide the job opportunities that the country so desperately needs, but Government must ensure the conditions are right.

"The new cabinet must put jobs and economic renewal at the very top of its agenda."

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