I'd say a lack of advertising is the main explanation for this tbh.
Like n97 mini says, I'd have expected such positions to be filled from redeployment and every dog in the street knows that there's a hiring freeze on in the broader public sector. Since I didn't even hear anyone giving out about such a recruitment drive on here (as in there was no "why the hell are we hiring more civil servants?!!?" thread), and certainly didn't see the jobs advertised how would I (or most of the unemployed) have even known about the positions.
Besides that? Well 30k wouldn't be a high enough wage to attract anyone attempting to support a family off of our overly generous welfare system.
There's also no mention in the article as to how many jobs were advertised. If it's only a handful a job-seeker could be forgiven for not bothering since we're accustomed to Fianna Fail rule and "it's hardly worth the price of a stamp when some TD's niece/nephew will get the job anyway..."
Previous poster claimed that the graduates didnt have the requisite skill set, so those in the civil service from other departments are expected to have those skills
What if the skills were not available in other departments, there would no sense in redeploying them if they hadnt the required skills
So €30k isnt enough incentive, you think we should pay them more or just cut the social welfare ( what figure had you in mind)
The fianna fail thing is just an excuse and adds nothing to the discussion
But its off topic, because here we have a number of jobs in the public service that may/cant be filled by existing members and so far we have had
- It wasnt well advertised ( or people didnt look hard enough )
- 30k isnt enough to attract people to work ( despite we constantly told there are thousands of people looking to take jobs in the public service , if only we could get rid of some of the wasters
- There's a lack of qualifications
- Few myths thrown in for good measure
- Oh and dublin is too far away ( heaven forbid you might have to travel for your first job, there was a programme on where people travelled from limerick every day back and forth for a job, I guess if you really wanna a job you would do anything
But lets get back on script and continue telling us whats wrong with the public service