The Job Initiative Programme


The Department of Social Protection funded Job Initiative is a programme providing full-time employment for people who are 35 years of age or over, unemployed for five years or more, and in receipt of social welfare.

The purpose of the programme was to assist long-term unemployed people to prepare for work opportunities through work experience, training and development opportunities.

While on the programme participants can keep entitlements such as medical cards and/or child dependent allowance.

The Programme is in operation in Ballymun since 1996. Since 2001 the BJC manages the JI in Ballymun. The JI has and continues to benefit both the participants and the voluntary/community organisations involved in the Programme.

All the individuals on JI make a valuable contribution to their local community by undertaking work in local community organisations.

For further Information please contact

Job Initiative Supervisor:

Sonya Caliman
Tel: 8667000

Email: calimans@bmunjob.ie