Enterprise Ireland today reported that over the period of its 2014-2016 Strategy ‘Driving Enterprise, Delivering Jobs’, 45,592 new full time jobs were created by client companies. This brings the total number of people employed by Enterprise Ireland supported companies to 201,108 – an all-time high for the Agency.
The Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally reports a total of 19,244 new jobs (full and part-time) in Enterprise Ireland supported businesses were created in 2016.
Almost two-thirds of these new jobs were outside Dublin and all regions recorded increases in employment. Digital Technology, Construction and Fintech were the key performing sectors. This translates into a net increase of 9,117 jobs for 2016 (taking account of job losses).
Commenting on the results, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD said, "Despite global economic challenges in 2016, job creation by Irish companies remained strong. Irish industry driving economic growth is at the very heart of our Action Plan for Jobs. As these results show, Irish companies have an unparalleled capacity to create jobs in towns and cities right around the country with almost two thirds of the new jobs created outside Dublin."
She added, "The fact that over 130,000 of those 201,000 jobs are outside of Dublin is significant.Every region has benefited from these results."