JOB CREATION BY ENTERPRISE IRELAND-BACKED COMPANIES UP 4% IN 2017

5 January 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has reported strong job creation by its client companies in Co Monaghan, with a 4% increase in the number of jobs created. 5,366 people are now employed by companies supported by the agency in Monaghan.

This is the highest level of employment in Monaghan by Enterprise Ireland backed clients since 2007. A total of 19,332 new jobs were created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2017. 209,388 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency.

This represents a net increase of 10,309 jobs for 2017, taking account of job losses. The job creation figures are up on 2016, showing strong consistent year on year growth, despite the uncertainty that Irish businesses faced in 2017 in the context of Brexit. Job creation was evenly spread across the country, with…

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