Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (156)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

156. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total number of jobs created and jobs lost in County Kildare in each of the past three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33663/13]

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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 the number of new jobs created and lost in IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland client companies in County Kildare in each year from 2010 to 2012 are set out in the following tabular statement. The jobs gained and lost in Kildare County Enterprise Board assisted companies for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 are also outlined in the following tabular statement.

Supporting new and existing indigenous and foreign-owned businesses, is central to our plans for recovery, growth and jobs. When the first in a series of annual Action Plans for Jobs was launched in 2012, I said that the transformation needed for our economy would come through deliberate and determined action across all areas of Government and the private sector. This year’s Action Plan for Jobs 2013 continues that process. It includes 333 actions for delivery across all Government Departments and 46 Agencies or Offices. The Enterprise Development agencies and the County and City Enterprise Boards are at the forefront of implementing the Action Plan for Jobs and continue to ensure that enterprises can maximise their contribution to economic recovery and jobs growth.

Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurs, businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership, and competitiveness. The ultimate objective is increased employment and prosperity in Ireland. IDA Ireland continues to work with its existing client base in County Kildare to expand their presence and to progress the development of a knowledge economy in order that the County can compete both nationally and internationally for foreign direct investment. The Kildare County Enterprise Board is working to develop indigenous potential and stimulate economic activity at a local level primarily through the provision of financial and technical support for the development of small and micro-enterprises.

Full-Time job gains and losses in Enterprise Ireland client companies in County Kildare

Year

2010

2011

2012

Job Gains

295

1082

534

Job Losses

543

372

244

Full-Time job gains and losses in IDA Ireland client companies in County Kildare

Year

2010

2011

2012

Job Gains

1,228

398

176

Job Losses

418

507

489

Job gained and Job losses in Kildare County Enterprise Board assisted companies

Year

2010

2011

2012

Job Gained WTE*

223

173.5

171.5

Job Losses WTE*

167

252

214

*Whole Time Equivalent (WTE)