Northern Ireland offers free broadband for jobseekers

Northern Ireland’s Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a broadband support package for those facing digital exclusion as a barrier to work.

The package will be available through the Department for Communities’ Adviser Discretion Fund and can provide a non-repayable grant of up to £1,500, in a 12-month period

Minister Hargey said: “More than ever, employers are posting vacancies online, with many having moved to online interviewing and more positions requiring people to work from home.

“Therefore, not having access to broadband can be a significant barrier to searching for, or moving into, employment.”

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