Ministers Bruton and Halligan announce 50,000 apprenticeships and traineeships by 2020 under new Government plan

€20m Additional Funding provided in 2017;13 New Apprenticeships by End of 2017 Over 120 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Schemes by 2020 The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, together with the Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, have today (26th January 2017) launched the Government’s Plan to expand apprenticeships

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How did Immigrants Fare in the Irish Labour Market over the Great Recession?

Authors: Elish Kelly , Seamus McGuinness , Philip J O’Connell , Alberto Gonzalez Pandiella , David Haugh OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 1284 This paper identifies the labour market impact of the Great Recession on immigrants compared to natives and how this relationship has evolved since the downturn. We find that the employment penalty

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Is There a Role for Higher Education Institutions in Improving the Quality of First Employment?

Authors: Seamus McGuinness , Adele Whelan , Adele Bergin IZA Discussion Paper No. 10138 This paper examines the potential role of higher education institutions in reducing labour market mismatch amongst new graduates. The research suggests that increasing the practical aspects of degree programmes, irrespective of the field of study, will reduce the incidence of initial

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