Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (89)

Seamus Kirk


89. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of persons directly employed in FDI companies here; if he will provide information on the number of persons employed in service companies feeding into such companies on a regional basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23822/14]

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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 enterprise development agencies. I am informed by IDA Ireland that the number of people employed in their client companies in 2013 was 166,184. Every ten jobs in an IDA Ireland client company supports seven jobs in the wider economy. 2013 represented the fourth successive year of jobs growth in IDA Ireland client companies with the creation of over 7,000 net new jobs during the year.