It's all right everyone, Enda's here to fix things.
Kenny's big plan to get 75,000 off dole in major jobs stimulus - Independent.ie
Right so...forget the 5 point plan. Too big. Too unwieldy. Never realistic to expect the govt to meet it, stupid of the voters to believe it was possible really. It's 2013, we need something smooth, streamlined, nimble. So we need a 3 point plan!
* Engage differently with people who are unemployed.
* Revive the construction sector.
* Demonstrate that work can actually pay.Now....what's detailed in the article isn't really a plan. It's 3 bullet points. That's not a plan. A plan details specifics on you're going to achieve your target, how that target will be measured, who's responsible for delivery etc etc. This is just talk.Our target here is to take 20,000 off the long-term unemployed in the course of the next 12 months and to take 75,000 off the long-term unemployed by 2015. And that's a pretty ambitious target, but we think it's achievable
Outside of 3 bed semis in Dublin, there's no residential construction demand. We have loads of available retail property. So really the "revival" of the construction sector (which is usally driven by demand as opposed to "Let's have a construction industry so we can have jobs for people, wooooo!") needs to take place in the infrastructural areas. The areas cut by this govt. No note here on new infrastructure projects.
What's not working in the current offices? Why do we need new ones? Is the problem so bad that revolution as opposed to evolution is required? How much will the reform cost vs how much are the drawbacks currently costing?The Government will also use private sector companies to help unemployed people get back to work – along with the new form of social welfare offices.
They'll consider? Well this plan's obviously finished. It's a shining beacon for all.The Coalition will also consider ways to deal with the black economy, such as offering tax credits for people who employ registered contractors.
This really does smack of talking for the sake of talking. Or maybe we'll be sitting here on the 18th July 2014 and 20k jobs will have been created solely as a part of this plan.