Construction NewsConstruction Directory CPI Foam Ltd.
G.M.S Renewable Products The Blind & Awning Company Biofoam Spray Insulation Insignia Signs & Display Limited Haran Scaffolding & Plastering Services August BioPro Ireland Limited Fearon Fibreglass Lampost Construction House Of Stone CPI Foam Ltd. Hertalan (Ireland) Ltd K - Scroll Ltd JNC Water Services Rota Contracts Ltd MMA Joinery Specialists Ace Fixings

Irish Industry News

07/10/2011

European Commission Support EFG Assistance

In a significant step forward, the European Commission has given their approval on an application that will make significant funds available to help unemployed construction workers across Ireland.

If approved Ireland will receive €35m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 5,987 redundant construction workers.

The Irish applications must still be approved by the European Council and the European Parliament.

EGF will co-finance a range of active labour market measures to assist a specific group of ex construction workers who were made redundant in Ireland between 1 July 2009 and 31 March 2010.

- - - - - - Advertisement - - - - - -
August BioPro Ireland Limited

The application comes after more than 9,000 redundancies from small and medium sized enterprises operating in the construction sector. The dismissals were a direct consequence of the financial and economic crisis.

Of these 9,000 redundancies it is the 5,987 people who are finding it most difficult to get back into employment that will be targeted for assistance.

It is understood that the funding will be set aside for occupational guidance, training programmes, enterprise/self-employment supports, and training allowances and income supports.

The EGF has been asked to provide €35.7m but the total cost of the package is estimated at €55m.

The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, Ciaran Cannon said: "This EGF support will, when fully approved by the EU, assist us significantly in funding these measures at a time when the public finances are under major pressure".

(LB/BMcC)
Bookmark and Share

Top Stories
23/04/2014
Vacant Homes To Be Renovated
23/04/2014
Climate Change Legislation Another Step Closer
23/04/2014
Dublin Housing Issue To Be Discussed
23/04/2014
Govt Needs To Get Real About Energy Policy - Hartley
23/04/2014
New Future For The Shannon Region
23/04/2014
FF Slammed Over Water Charges
23/04/2014
Govt's Response To Housing Crisis Criticised
23/04/2014
New Greenway Announced For Galway
17/04/2014
Builders Want To Build - CIF
17/04/2014
Gloucester Composites Enters A New Era Under The Tricel Banner
Construction News Archive
Submit News Story
Editorial Staff
home
UK Construction Industry News
Vacant Homes To Be Renovated
Climate Change Legislation Another Step Closer
Dublin Housing Issue To Be Discussed
Govt Needs To Get Real About Energy Policy - Hartley
New Future For The Shannon Region
FF Slammed Over Water Charges
Govt's Response To Housing Crisis Criticised
New Greenway Announced For Galway
Builders Want To Build - CIF
Gloucester Composites Enters A New Era Under The Tricel Banner
Call For Irish Rail To Postpone Maintenance Work
New Future For Shannon
Subscribe to email news

national News
Cork Waste Firm Staff Stage Sit-In Protest
'Beef Summit' Being Held At Dublin Castle
Justice Committee Calls For State To Recognise Traveller Ethnicity
Govt Accused Of 'Half-Baked' Health Care Proposals
Draft Bill To Expand Ombudsman's Remit Published
Statement By Taoiseach On Seanad Éireann Approval Of Draft Bill
Govt Agree Publication Of Free Children's GP Care Legislation
Taoiseach Launches National Framework For Children And Young People
Environment Minister Urged To 'Stop Ignoring' Kerry Water Crisis
Sinn Féin Slam Water Charges As "Unfair And Unjust"
New Multi-Use Games Area Officially Opened In Dublin
Minister Pushes Forward On Sunbed Ban
Teenager Drowns In Dublin Reservoir
Other News In Brief
Construction News Archive
download the build app from the app store
Keystone Ireland Online Paper
Traffic is ABC certified
ppa.co.uk
Pickerings Lifts Limited Lakeland Renewable Limited C & S Sheds Hoist Equipment Suppliers Steeltech Sheds Limited Glass Block Co Reisser Ireland Leo OSullivan & Company Limited Lynch Plaster & Concrete Mouldings Becker Acroma Swords Auto[Traffic Management] Woodford Timber Products Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Tradecraft H.B. The Mini Piling Company Limited Vision Signs & Glass Film Limited
Construction Information Services
Flagship Media Group Ltd
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel (+44) 28 9031 9008
Contact : Click here
Website Terms and Conditions

keycons003 / keycons003x17 23/04/2014 15:26:09 / A3 / B5 / 0.03125, 54.204.64.152 / BOT1

European Commission Support EFG Assistance - In a significant step forward, the European Commission has given their approval on an application that will make significant funds available to help unemployed construction workers across Ireland.