Traveller Employment

Traveller Employment

SG 2.2: Contribute to increased participation of Travellers in employment and enterprise

May 2019 – SSGT published a report ‘Mincéir Gruber Malaid Streed – What next for Traveller employment?’ aimed to be a contribution to considering the issue of Traveller unemployment of 82 percent. The report explores why low numbers of Travellers access and progress through education, training and labour market settings. It also looks at the lack of visibility of Travellers within much of our education, employment and inclusion policies. The report is available under Publications.

As a follow on to that report, SSGT has advertised for a position of Traveller Employment & Enterprise Policy Officer (part-time) – advert here.  The successful candidate will lead a strategic partnership between SSGT (the employer), a Traveller organisation and an employment advocacy/policy organisation, building on ongoing activities and expertise. This is an emerging role in an initiative aimed at improving the outcomes and experience of Travellers in employment and enterprise. The closing date for applications is 14th June 2019.

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