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The Job bridge / FAS scandal - Free labour schemes

category national | anti-capitalism | feature author Wednesday July 10, 2013 22:19author by dave Report this post to the editors

Converting paid work into unpaid work..

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It seems like everytime I view the Fas website more and more real jobs are dissapearing from it and being replaced with free labour internships. When I search for specific sectors now all I seem to find are internships. This scheme is absolutely sickening me as it has potentially destroyed several thousand entry level jobs. I can't believe that Joan Burton and the labour party have completely ruined the youth labour market with a scheme which is:

-replacing real paid jobs with "internships"
-exploiting the jobless
-wasting tax-payer money to provide companies with free labour
-putting underqualified/inexperienced/unvetted people in jobs with far too much responsibility(working with kids etc...)
-distorting our unemployment figures
-putting existing paid jobs at risk
-being used to makeup for a shortfall of skills in the public service due to the recruitment embargo

Here is an example of a paid job that is now nullified and advertised as a job bridge job..

There are curretnly 5543 people on internships - that is probably the good guts of 5543 jobs being taken up by free labour schemes, converting paid work into unpaid work..

Have a look at the job bridge website also it is :http://intern.jobbridge.ie/

Telesales Representative
Based in CARLOW TOWN
Ref. INTE-774032

Description
The intern will gain practical experience in selling a range of IT products and services - telesales, sales, marketing. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following arranging sales meetings for the Sales team from a list of targeted customers. On completion the intern will have attained skills in working as part of a team; communication skills and telephone skills.

Skills Requirements
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (especially over the phone), be eager to learn, able to work on their own initiative and be well presented.

Please Note:
This is an Internship. An allowance of Ä50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment.See eligibility criteria above.

Department
Sales

Mentor
The Organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship.

Duration
6 Months

Days, Hours & Start Date
Days per week: To be Advised
Hours per day: Not specified
Hours per week: 35
Start Date: TBC

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   the irish job scam of the century..     andrew    Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:36 
   (contd)-an example of abuse of the scheme one worker pushed out of her paid job only to be replaced by free labour workers.     andrew    Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:46 
   Job Bridge is welfare for business     T    Tue Jul 09, 2013 14:58 
   FAS Internships. Equitable yes but no exploitation     Comyn    Tue Jul 09, 2013 16:17 
   re:comyn - forbes article     seamus    Tue Jul 09, 2013 16:49 
   People Before Profit TD, challenges Minister Burton on outrageous abuse of JobBridge Scheme by private waste company with state contracts     andrew    Tue Jul 09, 2013 17:00 
   JobBridge is not being "abused" by employers     JoeMc    Tue Jul 09, 2013 22:46 
   monitoring     Joe Mc    Tue Jul 09, 2013 22:58 
   jobbridge     ciara    Tue Jul 09, 2013 23:01 
 10   RBB is not a fan of jobsbridge     listener    Wed Jul 10, 2013 00:31 
 11   @listner     JoeMc    Wed Jul 10, 2013 01:10 
 12   Ok, lets email him and ask first before making a divisive attack publicly     listener    Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:44 
 13   not any sort of attack     Joe Mc    Wed Jul 10, 2013 17:07 
 14   joan burton getting heckled in dundalk at a ''jobs'' plus fair..     dave    Wed Jul 10, 2013 18:58 
 15   no I don't agree with scambridge     listener    Thu Jul 11, 2013 03:37 
 16   Also a increasing problem in Germany     Sanuk    Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:06 
 17   jobbridge .. another money eating quango     Mick    Thu Jul 11, 2013 13:47 
 18   clarity please     JoeMc    Thu Jul 11, 2013 14:22 
 19   Jimmy Kelly     Radagast    Thu Jul 11, 2013 16:19 
 20   Thanks for that Radagast     JoeMc    Thu Jul 11, 2013 18:02 
 21   exploiting the desperate     John    Thu Jul 11, 2013 20:30 
 22   Troika are in town. FAS Trade Unions. Vested Interests!     Comyn    Fri Jul 12, 2013 16:33 
 23   more corporate externalities     fred    Fri Jul 12, 2013 18:21 
 24   FAS pensions...     gary    Fri Jul 12, 2013 18:26 
 25   SWP response     Joe Mc    Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:24 
 26   Interns=Dept Social Protection Pay but deal is employer=value added & support to get work     Comyn    Sat Jul 13, 2013 15:54 
 27   new monitors v. old monitors     JoeMc    Sat Jul 13, 2013 18:16 
 28   What a waste of talent ?     Jhakas    Sat Jul 13, 2013 20:46 
 29   ecdl fas course     mary    Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:31 
 30   Grassroots need to say No to this Culture that fosters waste of human resources     Comyn    Sun Jul 14, 2013 16:00 
 31   Job bridge to nowhere ,and the stagnation of the jobs market     John    Sun Jul 14, 2013 22:12 
 32   there should be a pre requirement to taking on free labour staff..     dave    Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:24 
 33   Are we going to be silent victims of Fas schemes" like a sheep just" BAAAAAAAAAAAAA"     Jhakas    Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:57 
 34   once again: free labour is the whole point of JobBridge     JoeMc    Mon Jul 15, 2013 14:29 
 35   'Worth reading article in Forbes magazine. 14th June 2013. 'Is the Unpaid Internship Dead?'     Comyn    Mon Jul 15, 2013 16:31 
 36   Internee Ministers for Scams     Jhakas    Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:19 
 37   instead of expensive politicians, replace them with internships     InternMyHole    Tue Jul 16, 2013 20:24 
 38   job bridge who it benefits?     mary    Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:21 
 39   Enda Kenny launches the latest series of attacks on welfare recipients     fred    Thu Jul 18, 2013 18:30 
 40   job creation ...enda? No its job exploitation..not a real paid job in sight ..     ciara    Thu Jul 18, 2013 18:45 
 41   five seperate quangos     Notanotherquango    Thu Jul 18, 2013 19:07 
 42   enda lies to the nation about job creation..     ciara    Thu Jul 18, 2013 19:27 
 43   Kenny targets the weak for harassment. Some of the responses     fred    Thu Jul 18, 2013 22:03 
 44   where are the actual jobs???     dave    Thu Jul 18, 2013 22:12 
 45   re:fred     notanotherquango    Thu Jul 18, 2013 22:35 
 46   kenny mentioned private companies getting involved     fred    Thu Jul 18, 2013 22:43 
 47   hi fred     ciara    Thu Jul 18, 2013 23:03 
 48   hi ciara     fred    Fri Jul 19, 2013 07:02 
 49   an unemployment union     ciara    Fri Jul 19, 2013 09:58 
 50   re:fred     ciara    Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:44 
 51   thx c.     fred    Fri Jul 19, 2013 19:20 
 52   Organise a union of the unemployed?     fred    Fri Jul 19, 2013 19:30 
 53   this is about civil rights..the unemployed should be treated like human beings..not slave labour cattle when it suits big business..     ciara    Fri Jul 19, 2013 20:23 
 54   good ideas ciara     fred    Fri Jul 19, 2013 21:58 
 55   the unemployed masses are being attacked..     ciara    Fri Jul 19, 2013 22:42 
 56   agree with most of that C.     fred    Fri Jul 19, 2013 23:34 
 57   re:ideas     ciara    Sat Jul 20, 2013 17:23 
 58   cheers     fred    Sun Jul 21, 2013 02:24 
 59   re:not another quango     gary    Tue Jul 23, 2013 13:58 
 60   more exploitation link below     andrew    Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:20 
 61   INTO on holiday     JoeMc    Sun Jul 28, 2013 15:21 
 62   JobBridge     Comyn    Sun Jul 28, 2013 15:45 
 63   a culture of bullying lies with the top brasses in the labour party..     ciara    Sun Jul 28, 2013 18:24 
 64   State Companies Engaging in Cheap Labour     Hibernian Scribe    Mon Jul 29, 2013 08:56 
 65   Bullying is the entrenched culture; Bullyboys; teachers; politicians v psychotherapist?     Robin Hood    Mon Jul 29, 2013 16:39 
 66   bullying and intimidation - my own story     ciara    Mon Jul 29, 2013 18:44 
 67   Experience a great teacher. Identify who is boss and who is a leader?     Comyn    Tue Jul 30, 2013 16:42 
 68   "residential workfare" plans for the UK     JoeMcIvor    Fri Aug 02, 2013 17:10 
 69   free labour creates unemployment..     dave    Fri Aug 02, 2013 17:37 
 70   Executive summary of Recommendations for UK Residential Training Provision     JoeMcIvor    Sat Aug 03, 2013 14:34 
 71   reply to joe     dave    Sat Aug 03, 2013 20:54 
 72   harassing people off welfare     welfarian    Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:25 
 73   reply to welfarian     dave    Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:54 
 74   Life-long learning. Start now. Try Innovation DCU programme!     Comyn    Tue Aug 06, 2013 16:26 
 75   Jobbridge in Enterprise Ireland     Champage fan: Blue Nun Pay-packet    Sun Aug 18, 2013 17:11 
 76   Culture of Waste: Time to say Stop.     Comyn    Mon Aug 19, 2013 16:36 
 77   Internships Scambridge but time is now to opt out of emigration & Unemployment     Comyn    Mon Sep 02, 2013 15:52 
 78   Instructor     Agry FAS employee    Thu Sep 12, 2013 15:21 
 79   ve are only followink orders     gravy train    Thu Sep 12, 2013 17:29 
 80   Sacked because I wouldn't discharge Asbestos without Protection.     Hugh Murphy    Thu Sep 12, 2013 18:19 
 81   More nonsense!     Agry FAS employee    Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:52 
 82   to AngryFas on a big state wage and guaranteed pension     gravy train    Mon Sep 16, 2013 23:26 
 83   Anger - the emotion. Zero-hour contracts & pure exploitation     Comyn    Tue Sep 17, 2013 16:35 
 84   Where is the Corporate Social Responsibility.     Comyn    Fri Sep 20, 2013 16:21 
 85   JobBridge: Your social welfare + 50 euros to work as a teacher     Sarah    Tue Oct 29, 2013 16:40 
 86   Clarification: Headline today is 'Quinn dissolves scandal-hit FAS'     Outsider    Wed Oct 30, 2013 16:13 
 87   I benefited from FAS     Seoirse    Wed Oct 30, 2013 23:10 
 88   Education: 'Give Vision to the Visionless' - Jonathan Swift.     Outsider    Mon Nov 04, 2013 16:40 
 89   I endorse your suggestions     Seoirse    Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:51 
 90   the fas gravy train never benefited the poor..you talk utter bullshit     Quangos only help themselves    Sun Nov 10, 2013 19:41 
 91   FAS schemes different from JobBridge     Seoirse    Sun Nov 10, 2013 23:24 
 92   They dont need job creation schemes they need REAL jobs..     allthef*ckensame    Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:59 
 93   Dire economc times say opportunities must be taken: its about value content     Eleanor    Tue Nov 12, 2013 16:38 
 94   Can communities approach Solas with projects?     Seoirse    Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:35 
 95   STEM Week: 'Make hay while the sun shines' and today.     Eleanor    Wed Nov 13, 2013 16:31 
 96   Job-Bridge: Need to work out if its exploitation or opportunity?     Beagle    Sun Nov 17, 2013 16:35 
 97   'State back-to-work training is often worse than none at all'     Swiftian    Thu Dec 05, 2013 16:35 
 98   explotiation or oppurtunity,with no no at the end of these schemes - its clearly free job market exploitation     re exploitation or oppurtunity...    Fri Dec 06, 2013 14:47 
 99   Goodbye FAS: Hello Solas/Intreo but let's stop the cronyism; the focus must be employment activation     Comyn    Thu Jan 02, 2014 16:39 
 100   Boys from the brown stuff?     v for vendetta    Fri Jan 03, 2014 18:26 
 101   the problem is the middle class voting block which is why we may never get rid of FF/FG/LAB and have no real credible alternative to whats there..     concerned    Fri Jan 03, 2014 20:54 
 102   What you fail to mention is that there is over 950 million spent on these ''job'' schemes..     rua    Sat Jan 04, 2014 14:15 
 103   950 million spent on job schemes is not right..no jobs at the end of it,completely needless expense giving nothing back..     concerned    Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:14 
 104   Real Jobs with Real Wages     Comyn    Wed Jan 15, 2014 16:31 
 105   Figures dont add up.     Brian Flannery.    Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:06 
 106   angela kerins jaunt in saudi arabia with FG and other party members     jaunts    Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:50 
 107   There is another issue when dealing with the Saudis     PimFortuyn    Mon Jan 20, 2014 18:20 
 108   JobBridge intern aged 18 to 2 will effectively be working for 3.75 euros per hour over a 40 hour week.     Blake    Tue Jan 21, 2014 16:38 
 109   Cynical companies exploiting jobsbridge as expected by pro business FG     fred    Wed Jan 22, 2014 08:25 
 110   Just seen scambridge.ie job bridge expose on what should be paid jobs advertised     nct    Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:19 
 111   heard on the radio 1 channel about more jobbridge job exploitation     MSM Listener    Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:33 
 112   Internet and communication. If JobBridge exploits; target MNC's for opportunities     Comyn    Sat Jan 25, 2014 16:44 
 113   Implementation EU-wide Youth Guarantee scheme by Joan Burton's Department of Social Portection     Opportunities    Wed Jan 29, 2014 16:08 
 114   WHAT JOBS????     fred    Thu Jan 30, 2014 01:12 
 115   A bit insulting Fred did you read the full content.     Brian Flannery    Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:33 
 116   I may be a little rude occasionlly, but what the hell are you up to around here "Brian Flannery"?     fred    Fri Jan 31, 2014 02:30 
 117   JobBridge/ScamBridge but not Gateways Initiative!     Unemployed    Mon Mar 31, 2014 16:21 
 118   'Now Gardai will knock on dole cheats' doors'     Insider    Wed Apr 16, 2014 16:28 
 119   Waste of garda resources. Excuse to harass the poor     Welfarian    Wed Apr 16, 2014 20:27 
 120   the anglo story..and reality     Rua    Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:24 
 121   says it all....     fred    Tue Apr 29, 2014 05:02 
 122   Tired of Jobs Bridge     TiredZ    Tue Oct 21, 2014 16:22 


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