Job Creation Essential To Recovery - Oireachtas Jobs Committee

Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, has called for a "firm focus" on job creation to help secure recovery.

The chair and Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly made the call in the week that some 800 new jobs were announced, and praised Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on the success of the Action plan for Jobs.

"The main focus of this Government has been, and remains, creating jobs and rebuilding the economy. Against the hubbub of other issues it’s very easy to forget the dire situation this country was in three short years ago and the great strides we have made," Ms Corcoran-Kennedy said.

Adding: "This week over 800 jobs were announced, all of these jobs were created by foreign companies and this figure does not take into consideration the additional jobs that have been created by start-ups and by indigenous Irish businesses.

"With unemployment at 11%, there is still a lot of work to be done. I want to see unemployment fall below 10% and more jobs created in regional areas. This remains the focus of the Government."


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