A Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection report shows the success of JobPath

An evaluation report from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection shows the success that JobPath has in helping Jobseekers secure employment. This econometric evaluation was prepared as part of a collaboration between the Statistics and Business Intelligence Unit of the Department (a part of the Irish Government Statistical Service which is headed by the CSO), and the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The evaluation indicates that JobPath has been successful in helping jobseekers not only to secure employment but to improve earnings in employment. The evaluation shows:

  • Jobpath participants improved their employment outcomes by 20%
  • JobPath participants who secured employment increase their average weekly earnings by 16%
  • Overall JobPath increased employment earnings by 35%
Speaking about these findings, Minister Regina Doherty said

“I welcome the positive impacts recorded in this evaluation and the clear evidence in the report that JobPath not only helps people to secure employment but to also gain better paying jobs”

The full evaluation report can be found here