Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (128)

Finian McGrath

Question:

128. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs as a direct result of foreign direct investment and the number of jobs from indigenous industries for the years 2007 - 2012. [18201/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The Forfás Annual Employment Survey reports on job gains and losses in companies that are supported by the enterprise development agencies. Details of total employment and the number of new jobs created in IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies in each year from 2007 to 2012 are set out in the following tabular statements.

I am delighted to say that 2012 was a particularly good year for job creation in Agency supported companies, with IDA client companies creating a total of 12,722 gross new full time jobs (6,750 net new jobs). The IDA client base in Ireland now employs 152,785 people, a level last recorded before the global financial crisis began in 2008. Clients of Enterprise Ireland created 12,861 gross new jobs (3,338 net new jobs- the highest net gain for Irish companies since 2006).

Table showing Total Employment in IDA and Enterprise Ireland

Client Companies in each of the years from 2007 to 2012

Employment Data

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total Employment (IDA)

156,308

152,910

138,654

140,281

146,215

152,785

Total Employment (EI)

185,030

179,191

161,806

159,808

166,359

169,451

Table showing the number of new jobs created in IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland Client Companies in each of the years from 2007 to 2012

Employment Data

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

New Jobs Created (IDA)

9,372

6,766

3,582

12,178

13,381

12,722

New Jobs Created (EI)

17,412

13,191

8,888

10,987

14,023

12,861