LEO IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CO MONAGHAN – MINISTER PRAISES JOB CREATION ROLE OF ENTERPRISE OFFICE SERVICE

3 June 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Co Monaghan LEO or Local Enterprise Office helped sustain a total of 806 full-time and part-time jobs in 2015, statistics revealed this week.
The Annual Employment Survey of the country’s enterprises offices disclosed that the Monaghan LEO was responsible for 153 “gross” job gains, and 51 “net” gains last year, when it also provided services to 156 clients.
A net total of 3,533 new full and part-time jobs were delivered in 2015 by the 6,500 small businesses from across the country that have been supported by the Local Enterprise Offices, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD pointed out when publishing the survey outcome.
The results, compiled by Enterprise Ireland, show that overall in 2015 a total of 7,122 new full and part time jobs were created in gross terms. The numbers employed in LEO supported small businesses currently stand at 32,592 overall. The 31 LEOs provide a ‘first stop shop’ for supports and signposting to start-ups, micro enterprises and small businesses nationwide in one easily accessible place.
Commenting on the 2015 results, Minister O’Connor said, “The creation of 3,533 net new jobs in 2015 by clients of the Local Enterprise Offices is a remarkable achievement and testament to the hard work and personal sacrifices being made by entrepreneurs in local communities all around the country.
“I am very much focussed on ensuring jobs are created in every region in Ireland and the LEOs are playing an important role in this. Ensuring that we have the right environment for job growth is at the heart of the Regional Action Plan for Jobs and I will be ensuring that these Regional Action Plans are implemented right across the country.
“These figures show a high level of performance which is very encouraging and demonstrates that the local enterprise support structures that we put in place two years ago are producing real results. Great credit is due to the staff in all 31 LEOs for their achievements in this regard ….
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