ALMOST 9,000 people are now employed by client companies of Enterprise Ireland in Limerick, new figures have revealed. Statistics just out from the government agency responsible for supporting businesses in the manufacturing and internationally traded service sector show that across Limerick, there are 8,736 people on the payroll of companies which have received its support. It means around 225 jobs have been gained in Limerick over the last 12 months, a rise of three percent from 2021. There’s been a four percent growth in jobs numbers across the Mid-West region, with 68% of its total jobs now outside the Dublin region. Sadness in Limerick at passing of ‘one of life’s gentlemen’ Jerry Flannery Sr Nationally, there were 19,660 new jobs created by Enterprise Ireland client firms in 2022, translating into a net rise of 10,841 roles last year. Enterprise Ireland companies now employ 218,178 people, an increase of 5% on the 2021 outturn and 68% of these jobs are outside Dublin. Jerry Moloney, Enterprise Ireland’s regional director for the Mid-West said: “2022 was a strong year with our client companies creating 19,660 new jobs and growing net employment by five percent nationally. The Mid-West Region performed strongly, with employment increasing by four percent, which represents 1,058 net new jobs in the region. In total, companies backed by Enterprise Ireland created 225 net new jobs last year in Limerick. “Supporting Irish-owned companies to achieve greater scale and expand their global footprint is a priority for Enterprise Ireland in 2023 and we are committed to supporting Irish companies on their journey to become global leaders in their field. This will ensure that Irish enterprise, including those in the Mid-West, continue to create and sustain jobs, providing a platform for strong economic growth into the future,” he added. This year, he said Enterprise Ireland will work with start-up and established firms in the region to grow and continue to create employment. “Working with colleagues in the Local Enterprise Offices and our partners in the third-level sector we are determined to continue this positive trend for enterprise and employment in the Mid-West,” he added.
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Published on : 2023-01-12 07:30:02
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