Saturday 21 January 2017

New Census jobs a mark of FFwaste

Published 12/03/2011 | 12:08

THE Central Statistics Office tells us nearly 450,000 people are on the live register as of February 2011.

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Yet, when it comes to hiring 4,800 people to take the upcoming Census, this state enterprise turned mainly to the comfortably retired; such as former bankers, gardai, and teachers, those seeking some diversion and a little extra cash to top up their pensions.

Hiring only unemployed individuals would have allowed our cash-strapped State to recoup money through deductions from social welfare payments during the period of employment, around €5m in total.

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