Are you self employed and looking to expand?

The government Jobs Plus scheme could be of benefit to you. Eligible employers who recruit full-time employees on or after 1 July 2013 may apply for the incentive, which will initially operate on a pilot basis.

The Department of Social Protection will pay the incentive to the employer monthly in arrears over a 2-year period. It will provide 2 levels of regular cash payments:

A payment of €7,500 for each person recruited who has been unemployed for more than 12 but less than 24 months or a payment of €10,000 for each person recruited who has been unemployed for more than 24 months.

For more details, see www.jobsplus.ie