|Tús - Community Work Placement Scheme|
The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The work opportunities are to benefit the community and are to be provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. The Tús initiative is managed by Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd for the Department of Social Protection, which has overall responsibilty for the scheme.
Unemployed places in the Tús scheme will become available during 2011. Unemployed people who are eligible to participate in the scheme will be selected and contacted by the Department of Social Protection.
Participants will work for 19.5 hours a week and the placement lasts 12 months. They will receive the same statutory annual leave and public holiday entitlements as other employees. When the placement finishes, they should sign on again with their local social welfare office. They cannot participate in the Tús scheme again for 3 years.
To be eligible to participate in the Tús scheme you must:
What type of work will be undertaken?All of the work undertaken while participating on Tús will be beneficial to the local community and the types of projects carried out are likely to include:
|Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2011 14:45|