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a Scam a Day keeps the real jobs away
Only 37% of those who completed their internship had found employment at the end (Joan Burton 4th October)
Of this 37%, 2091 people, only 1,117 got a job with their Host Organisation. (Joan Burton 4th October)
Joan Burton stated in reply to Dail questions that 59% of interns drop-out before completing their internship. (Joan Burton 4th October)
Only 24% of those who complete the full course of their internship end up with a job (Joan Burton 4th October)
Huge multinationals like Tesco, O2 Telefonica and GlaxoSmithKline are attempting to use the programme instead of hiring workers on proper wages. Tesco attempted to hire 217 Christmas staff in 2011 through the scheme.
Interns are being used in the public sector to cover the gaps left by the recruitment embargo.
Many of the internships on JobBridge are not internships but real jobs which employers are attempting to full with free labourread more
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You can help us get the truth out about SCAMBridge, expose unscrupulous employers and the government’s failure to take real action about unemployment
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