Deputy Dinny McGinley, has said that Enterprise Ireland figures for 2015 show that the Government’s job creation plan is working in Donegal.
In Donegal, 3,567 people are employed in the 142 companies supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.
Deputy McGinley said “These companies created 272 additional new jobs in Donegal in 2015, an increase of 8% on the previous year.
“Over 300 additional new EI jobs have been created in Donegal since the Government was elected. This compares to 786 job losses in the last three years of the previous Government.
“This job creation is having an important knock on impact. For every job created in an EI supported company, it is estimated that one additional job is created elsewhere in the economy, so approximately another 300 indirect jobs have been created in Donegal since the Government was elected.
“In total, over 135,000 new jobs have been added to the economy since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Unemployment has now dropped to 8.8%.
“Today’s EI results also confirm that this is not just a Dublin based recovery. Aside from the job creation success in Donegal, almost two thirds of the new jobs created were outside Dublin. All of the regions recorded increases in full-time employment in 2015. Our Regional Action Plans for Jobs are designed to increase employment in every region by 10-15% between now and 2020.
“Fine Gael has a plan to keep the recovery going and ensure that everyone can feel the benefit. Crucial to this is continued job creation. Having more people in work creates the resources to cut taxes for working people and invest in better services. We will finish the job and replace all the jobs lost in the crash to ensure a better quality of life for all in Donegal.”Tags: