In addition, SECAD continue to provide employment support remotley for anyone seeking work at this time.
SECAD Employment Support service is available online where you can receive one to one employment support on video conferencing software Zoom, phone and email. Their support service can guide you on career direction to prepare for the eventual recovery, preparing job applications, CV, interview skills, general career direction.
Currently there is a significant demand for staff in in the service sector including retail food, driving, security to continue to supply shops. Further roles are also found in factories, warehousing , IT roles , Remote Customer associates etc. as well as the Be on Call for Ireland applications via the HSE.
If you have suffered job loss because of the COVID -19 outbreak and, would like support on how to plan for the future and/or you wish to apply for roles in the sectors that require a significant increase in staff to address the current situation, please do contact SECAD for support.
SECAD can be contacted on 021 4613432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This scheme enables employees, whose employers are affected by the pandemic, to receive significant supports directly from their employer. It will be available to employers who keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning employers can retain links with employees for when business picks up after the crisis.
To qualify for the scheme, employers must:
· Be experiencing significant negative economic disruption due to COVID-19
· Be able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Revenue, a minimum of a 25% decline in turnover
· Be unable to pay normal wages and normal outgoings fully
· Retain their employees on the payroll.
Further information, and details of how to apply are available here.
It is worth noting that the operation of this scheme is evolving, so if you have queries on any operation detail please contact the Revenue's National Employer Helpline.
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
A payment of €350 per week is available to all employees, and the self-employed, who have lost employment due to the pandemic. The payment will be in place for 12-weeks. Applications can be made via My Welfare here.
Illness Benefit Due to COVID-19 Absences
If an employee is told to self-isolate by a doctor or the HSE, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they can apply for an enhanced Illness Benefit payment of €350 per week. To be eligible for this payment a person must be confined to their home or a medical facility. This payment is €350 per week, and will be paid for a maximum of 2-weeks where a person is self-isolating, and for a maximum of 10-weeks if a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Details of how to apply for this benefit are here.