Minister Joe McHugh has revealed new employment figures that show a 12% increase in jobs at firms supported by Enterprise Ireland in Donegal in 2018.
“The strong figures from Enterprise Ireland show hundreds of new jobs were created last year by talented, innovative, homegrown businesses in Donegal,” Minister McHugh said.
“The results are solid proof that firms continuing to invest, continue to attract workers and they are looking to the future even with all the concerns around Brexit.
“Donegal is a resilient place and the 3,818 people now employed in Enterprise Ireland backed firms in the county is a strong symbol of that.
“There was 12% growth in jobs in these companies last year; an overall increase of 416 more people in employment in these firms.
“The improvements this Government has made over recent years have helped set the groundwork for more jobs to be created.”
The Minister added we now we need to focus more on preparing for the working world after Brexit and with all the tech-led changes that are coming down the tracks.
“Enterprise Ireland offers intensive, one-to-one supports for any exporter to prepare for Brexit and I’d encourage any business with cross border trade to seek this out.
“We need to embrace the challenges, encourage more people to take up apprenticeships and training, for workers to think about upskilling and for young people to be equipped to make the most of a fast-changing economy.”
Minister McHugh said the support of Enterprise Ireland nationally helped with a 4% growth in employment in jobs at Irish business across the country.
“It’s impressive to see Donegal pressing ahead with such strong growth at a county level.”Tags: