Larkin says Gateway scheme can be an opportunity for young jobseekers

Dessie Larkin

A Donegal County Cllr has called on the local authority to look at the options regarding the newly launched Gateway Initiative Scheme by the Government.

The scheme will pay long-term unemployed people €20 extra a week in benefits for working for their local authority.

In all, 3,000 long-term unemployed people will be selected to work for councils around the country for two years. 80 people will be taken on in Donegal.

Cllr Dessie Larkin says he thinks the scheme could be a great opportunity for under 23s.....

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