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Employment Begin Again scheme seeking 300 recruits

A NEW work experience programme that places experienced people back into the workforce is looking for 300 applicants.

The IBEC-led scheme, Begin Again, has already placed over 400 unemployed people in work placements throughout the country.

More than 240 of these have now returned to employment after the programme.

The Begin Again programme provides participants with the opportunity to take part in a highly targeted 12-week work placement within a suitable company.

Funded by the Labour Market Activation Fund, the Begin Again programme has enabled people who were experiencing both short-term and long-term unemployment to gain a foothold back into the workforce.

Over 300 companies have taken part in the programme to date, with established companies such as Supermac's, Boston Scientific and Bewley's all providing work placements and full-time employment opportunities.