Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (28)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

28. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the county specific targets on job creation mandated for local enterprise offices in County Galway; the number of local enterprise supported jobs created to date in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51855/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Local Enterprise Office Galway is the ‘first-stop-shop’ for providing advice and guidance, financial assistance and other supports to those wishing to start or grow their own businesses in that area.

In 2017 the LEO Galway supported 1039 jobs in 254 client companies. They created 192 new jobs with a net increase of 95 jobs.

Please note that the 2018 LEO performance outcomes will not be known until completion of the annual employment survey of LEO clients in Q1 2018.