Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (123)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

123. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs created, the number of jobs lost and the net change in employment in enterprises supported by Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and county enterprise boards for each year since 2009; and the targets for gross and net jobs growth for each body for 2014. [45392/13]

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The Forfás Annual Employment Survey, which is usually carried out in October of each year, reports on job gains and losses in companies that are supported by the Enterprise Development agencies. Details of the level of employment, job losses and the number of new jobs created in IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies in each year from 2009 to 2012, are set out in the following Tables 1 and 2.

It should be noted that prior to 2010, CEBs could only report on the number of jobs existing in CEB-supported companies. In 2010, the CEBs' data recording system was changed thereby enabling them to produce figures for jobs existing, job gains and job losses for the years from 2010 onwards. The figures for jobs created and lost in CEB-supported companies since 2010 are set out in the following Table 3. 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 jobs (6,570 net new jobs). The IDA client base in Ireland now employs 136,505 people on a full time permanent basis, 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 2013 Forfás Employment Survey, which will be available in early 2014, will detail jobs created by the client companies of the above Agencies. As highlighted in my Budget 2014 press release last week, both Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland have a target of 12,000 gross jobs growth each for 2014. As part of the CEB restructuring process, which will lead to the establishment of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in each County, a range of performance metrics are being developed within a framework Service Level Agreement. These metrics will include jobs targets for each LEO to deliver. The CEB/LEOs are expected to support the creation of a further 4,500 gross jobs in 2014.

Table 1: Jobs Created and Lost and Net Change in companies supported by Enterprise Ireland since 2009

Enterprise Ireland

2009

2010

2011

2012

Jobs Created

8,888

10,987

14,023

12,861

Jobs Lost

27,891

15,354

10,453

9,523

Net Change

-19,003

-4,367

+3,570

+3,338

Table 2: Jobs Created and Lost and Net Change in companies supported by IDA Ireland since 2009

IDA Ireland

2009

2010

2011

2012

Jobs Created

4,615

9,075

13,068

12,722

Jobs Lost

18,028

9,545

6,950

6,152

Net Change

-13,413

-470

+6,118

+6,570

Table 3: Jobs Created and Lost and Net Change in companies supported by the County & City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) since 2010

IDA Ireland

2009

2010

2011

2012

Jobs Created

4,615

9,075

13,068

12,722

Jobs Lost

18,028

9,545

6,950

6,152

Net Change

-13,413

-470

+6,118

+6,570