2 March 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Following a meeting on Monday morning with the Regional Director of John Sisk and Son Ltd, who are the main contractors for the VEC sponsored Education Campus on the old Army Barrack site at Knockaconny, Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, who led the Sinn Féin delegation, advises that a thorough examination of the current and projected work opportunities was undertaken over the course of the meeting with an emphasis on the potential for employment now and in the coming weeks for Co. Monaghan subcontractors and individual craftsmen and general building workers.
The Sinn Féin Dáil Deputy advises that they were informed that of the 69 currently employed on the site by sub-contractors, 50 came from within a 40 kilometre radius of Monaghan town.
“Our critical interest was the prospects now for Co. Monaghan construction workers, so many of whom are currently unemployed. There will be work opportunities for a variety of skills over the next number of weeks and months and we impressed on Mr. Kelly the need to keep to the fore of Sisk’s mind and that of all sub-contractors, the importance of local labour on this site across all disciplines.”“While I am happy that we secured …

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