About Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
The Mission Statement of the Department is to promote active participation in society through the provision of income supports, employment services and other services.
Scale of the Department’s business
The Department serves a wide and diverse group of clients including families, people in employment, unemployed people, people with illnesses and disabilities, carers and older people. In more recent times, the Department has expanded its remit to provide a range of services to employers and it has invested significantly in developing its employer relationship capacity to position the Department as a partner of first choice for employers in relation to recruitment and employment support services.