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July Jobs Stimulus - Analysis
Social Justice Ireland believes the July Jobs Stimulus contains some welcome elements which have the potential to support businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises, to absorb the economic impact of Covid-19.
It remains to be seen if the package is of the scale required to begin the process of real economic recovery for the many businesses impacted, to alleviate the financial hardship of households on reduced incomes and to secure medium-to-long-term societal wellbeing.
It is vital that this investment is aligned to the achievement of long-term economic, social and environmental objectives of the government, and close monitoring is required to ensure key outcomes are achieved.