The Irish government has sent letters to approximately 6,000 unemployed people suggesting they should take jobs in other European countries in an effort to reduce unemployment benefits, the Financial Times has reported.
Some of the jobs were poorly paid but came with a “Mediterranean” climate.
An unemployed electrician was encouraged to move to Coventry, while another jobseeker was offered work as a bus driver in Malta.
Dublin defended the move insisting that the positions are voluntary and no one is being forced to leave the country.
Unemployed told to leave Ireland in desperate move to slash welfare costs (Maria Tedeo, UK Independent)
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