Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Dáil Eireann Debate
90. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the number of jobs lost or created in County Kildare in the past two and a half years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24794/10]
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): The industrial development agency figures for job gains and losses are compiled annually in the Forfás Annual Employment Survey, the most up to date of which details employment figures up until 2009. The figures are in respect of numbers of persons employed in firms assisted by IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Shannon Development, which come under the aegis of my Department. As the information is compiled on an annualised basis, the figures in respect of 2010 will not be available until 2011. Details of the agency figures for job gains and losses are set out in the following tabular statement.
Statistical information in relation to the County and City Enterprise Boards is collated on an annual basis. My Department does not collect or retain information on the number of specific job losses or gains in County and City Enterprise Board assisted companies.
However statistical information in relation to details of jobs existing in companies assisted by Kildare County Enterprise Board is set out in the following tabular statement for the two years to end 2009. Figures in respect of 2010 will be available in early 2011.
The Government through the industrial development agencies, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Shannon Development together with the County and City Enterprise Boards, are committed to promoting County Kildare as a location of choice for investment, enterprise development and job creation.
|End 2008||End 2009|
|No. jobs existing in CEB-supported companies*||975.0||897.5|
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