Support and Services for Employers

Along with, there is an additional range of supports and services available to you at no-cost. Click on the links below for details:

Recruitment and Work Placements


Our network of Intreo offices can be found here. Intreo offers you practical, tailored employment services and supports for Jobseekers and Employers alike.

European Recruitment Service (EURES)

If you wish to broaden your skill base you can access jobseekers in other EU and EEA countries through the EURES portal. EURES can assist by advertising vacancies in Europe via JobsIreland or providing specifically tailored European recruitment projects for individual employers. Contact your EURES Adviser at the Employment Service Office or Intreo Centre for more information.


Advice for SMEs

Supporting SMEs online guide is part of the Irish Government's Supporting SMEs campaign, to increase awareness of the range of Government supports for start-ups and small businesses.  Answer a few simple questions to find out which supports could possibly fit your business

Financial Supports


JobsPlus is a cash grant to employers who recruit long-term unemployed people. JobsPlus offers up to €10,000 for each qualifying recruit, payable on a monthly basis directly into your bank account over a two year period.

Workplace Support Schemes

Being an inclusive and disability-friendly employer has many benefits.  You get access to a wider pool of employees and you are more likely to hold on to experienced staff in the event that they acquire a disability.  A number of practical supports and allowances are available to your company to proactively assist the participation of people with a disability in the workforce:

Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme

The Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme provides funding so that employers can buy in Disability Awareness Training for their staff.  The purpose of the training is to deliver clear and accurate information about disability and to address questions or concerns that employers and employees may have about working with people with disabilities.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Wage Subsidy Scheme provides financial incentives to employers, outside the public sector, to employ disabled people who work more than 20 hours per week.

A person on the Wage Subsidy Scheme is subject to the same conditions of employment as other employees. These conditions include PRSI contributions, annual leave, tax deductions and the going rate for the job.

Reasonable Accommodation Fund

Under the Reasonable Accommodation Fund, theDepartment of Employment Affairs and Social Protection can also help employers to take appropriate measures to enable a person with a disability/impairment to have access to employment by providing the following grants and schemes:

•   Employee Retention Grant Scheme
•   Workplace Equipment Adaptation Grant
•   Personal Reader Grant
•   Job Interview Interpreter Grant