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New proposal to support Limerick jobseekers with real jobs

first_imgSinn Féin believes that quality work experience programmes can provide a useful means of enhancing skills and providing a valuable first step into the world of work. They also claim that the current system displaces paid work, depresses wages and facilitates abuse by some employers.Cllr Quinlivan explained that as part of his party’s proposed scheme tailored internships would be developed sector by sector in full co-operation with trade unions and Education and Training Boards. Employers, he said, would be supported to be the best mentors that they can be. Facebook Twitter “We propose an internship scheme that supports jobseekers to attain real quality jobs without limiting the number of proper job vacancies available. Sinn Féin’s proposals maximise decent pay for decent work,” he said. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print NewsLocal NewsNew proposal to support Limerick jobseekers with real jobsBy Alan Jacques – February 26, 2015 662 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanJobBridgelimerickLimerick jobsSinn Fein center_img WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Maurice QuinlivanLIMERICK Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan believes his party’s newly launched proposals on internships provide a credible, workable and thoroughly necessary alternative to the “despised” JobBridge scheme.Following the launch of Sinn Féin’s ‘Displacing JobBridge’ strategy for an alternative internship scheme this week, Cllr Quinlivan said that the JobBridge scheme launched by the Fine Gael and Labour Party Government in June 2011, was “an absolute disaster.”“While some individuals may have had a positive experience, it is a scheme that leaves thousands of jobseekers vulnerable to exploitation. It has already reduced the number of real job opportunities available and if it is not closed down now, thousands of new entry level positions that should come into being in the months and years ahead will emerge as unpaid internships instead,” he said.According to the City North councillor, Sinn Féin propose to replace the “one-size-fits-all” JobBridge scheme with a new participant centred model for internships. He also said that he envisages a substantial increase in the range of apprenticeships available.“The model we propose would not displace apprenticeships, paid in-work training or jobs. It would afford those genuinely in need of some work experience with meaningful learning opportunities.” Advertisement Previous articleMunster face Glasgow as Limerick sides meet in #UBLNext articleRattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Emaillast_img read more

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Candidate forums set for Wednesday

first_img Facebook Local NewsGovernment WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest GOP logo The Ector County Republican Women have scheduled several candidate forums on Wednesday. Three will take place during their regular meeting at Odessa Country Club, 1 Fairway Drive, with a meet and greet at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the forum beginning at noon. Lunch is $15.Candidates for the afternoon forum include:County judge candidates Debi Hays and Chris FostelCounty commissioner Precinct 2 candidates Greg Simmons and Brandon TateCounty commissioner Precinct 4 candidates Arlo Chavira and Russell Wright Another forum for the seven justice of the peace Precinct 2 candidates is set from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at OC’s Saulsbury Center. For more information contact Sherry Hurt at 432-352-5107, or Gloria Apolinario at 432-349-0522.ON THE NET: Ector County Republican Women. Previous articleECISD trustees to consider Boys and Girls Club leasebackNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 20 admin Facebook Candidate forums set for Wednesday Twitter By admin – February 20, 2018 Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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Manny Machado makes his Dodgers debut, ready for ‘new journey’ with team

first_imgThe addition of Machado had Kemp in a playful mood in Milwaukee.“I’ve know for a couple weeks,” he told reporters of the trade. “Naw, I’m just playing.”Kemp called Machado “one of the best right-handed hitters in baseball, one of the best defensive players in baseball” and said he was “excited” to see him in the Dodgers lineup.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“He’s doing a lot of great things at a young age and he’s going to help us win a lot of games,” Kemp said.As news of the trade for Machado broke, Justin Turner and Alex Wood were enjoying an All-Star break vacation. A video soon made the rounds of them high-fiving and celebrating on a boat in Lake Tahoe. The moment might have been recreated but the excitement was genuine, similar to the excitement that rippled through the team plane when news of the Dodgers’ acquisition of Yu Darvish broke at last year’s non-waiver trade deadline. This is bigger, Wood said Friday.“Definitely, Yu is an incredible pitcher but, for me … Manny is a top-five guy in the game,” Wood said. “He might be top three as far as talent. It doesn’t get much bigger than that, to me.”The expectations could not get much bigger either. The addition of Machado – “the biggest difference-maker” expected to change teams this season, as GM Farhan Zaidi put it – reinforces the ‘World Series or bust’ presumption attached to the Dodgers.“I’m going to bring what I bring to the field every day. I’m not going to overdo it, not going to try to do too much, not going to try to carry the team,” Machado said of the expectations. “This ballclub is already good enough without me. I’m just going to go out there and be me, bring what I can bring, try to help win games.“Honestly, just go play. Whatever I do out there will talk for itself.” Relieved that the trade speculation will go away, Machado will now have another question hovering over him. Machado is headed toward free agency this winter with a number of teams likely to line up ready to pay the 26-year-old a king’s ransom to play for them.Can anything happen over the next three months that would change that and convince him to make Los Angeles his long-term home?“Honestly, this has all been so fast, everything is so crazy right now, I haven’t even really thought about it, to be honest,” Machado said. “I’m just trying to live in the moment, trying to enjoy this. Coming here, I saw my jersey, saw my hat. I was excited to put the blue on. I’m just looking forward to putting on that jersey tonight.”There is one thing very LA about Machado already. The Miami native is an admitted fan of the NBA’s Heat but also of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. His dog, an Alaskan Klee Kai, is named Kobe and Bryant is also part of the reason Machado switched from No. 13 with the Orioles to No. 8 with the Dodgers.“No. 8, I wanted to change up, new beginning, new journey, new team, so I wanted to go that route,” Machado said. “I was a huge Kobe fan growing up … so that had a little bit to do with it as well, along with the new beginning.” MILWAUKEE – After months of speculation and an All-Star break that didn’t give him much of a break, Manny Machado knew exactly how he felt about putting on a Dodgers uniform for the first time Friday afternoon.“Relieved,” he said, sitting in front of reporters at Miller Park in Dodger blue shorts, T-shirt and hat. “Relieved it finally got done.“I’m just excited to be here. I know it’s a great group, a great organization. Got a lot of baseball history. I’m just going to come here, try to fit in as another piece of the puzzle that’s already here. Try to go out there and win some games for the ballclub.”Outfielder Matt Kemp memorably posed for a second-base selfie with his future teammate during the All-Star Game. Machado said it was just a coincidence, that he was going to do it with any All-Star who got as far as second base and Kemp “just happened” to be the first National Leaguer to get there. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more