The government has announced over 2,600 additional places on Community Employment (CE) and Tús schemes nationwide.
The approval for an additional 1,475 places on CE schemes and 1,164 places on Tús schemes reflects a key commitment in Pathways to Work – the Government’s new employment services strategy. In terms of Community Employment, the additional 1,475 places will be allocated to schemes in every county.
Meanwhile, the additional 1,164 places on Tús schemes will be allocated to the 19 counties that applied.
For county Tipperary there will be 82 places on TUS schemes to be managed by the two development companies – 45 with North Tipperary Development Company and 37 with the South Tipperary Development Company . The 52 CE scheme placements in county Tipperary are allocated across 13 schemes in the county with the largest number of places allocated as follows – 12 places with St Cronans in Roscrea, 10 in Nenagh Childcare, 7 to Cloughjordan Development group and 4 each to Clonmel Community Network and the Burgess Ballywilliam Community Group.
At present, there are over 19,000 people participating in CE schemes and over 4,000 on Tús schemes.