Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (289)

Damien English


289. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total number of jobs created and lost in 2013 by companies supported by the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and other agencies under the aegis of his Department in County Meath; if he will provide the information in tabular form for each agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5480/14]

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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 industrial development agencies. Analysis by IDA on the preliminary results released in respect of 2013 show that a total of 68 jobs were created in IDA supported companies in County Meath while 58 jobs were lost. In addition, there are 14 IDA supported companies in County Meath employing 1,200 people.

I am informed by Enterprise Ireland that they are currently not in a position to provide employment details for 2013. While the preliminary results for 2013 have been released, further analysis on the data is being undertaken on a county by county basis. It is intended that this material will be available by the end of February. However, in their End of Year Statement published on Monday 13 January 2014, Enterprise Ireland reported that 18,033 new jobs were created nationally in Enterprise Ireland supported companies in 2013.

Similarly, statistics in relation to job gains and losses on a county by county basis in 2013 in the companies that are supported by the County and City Enterprise Boards County are currently being compiled as part of the CEB Annual Employment Survey of client companies. It is expected that the information will be available later this quarter.