Enterprise Ireland ‘has helped create 4,270 jobs in Wicklow’
Enterprise Ireland has helped create 4,270 jobs in local companies in Wicklow, according to recently released figures from the organisation, local Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle has said.
“The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally has reported the creation of 16,971 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in 2019,” Mr Doyle has said.
“There are now 221,895 people employed in companies supported by the agency. This is the highest total employment in the 20-year history of the agency.
“65% of total employment by Enterprise Ireland backed companies is now outside of Dublin.
“Cleantech jobs grew by nine percent, Lifesciences jobs by six percent, Fintech by six percent, Electronics by five percent, ICT and international services by four percent, while jobs in the food sector grew by one percent, reflecting the uncertainty created by Brexit in 2019. The jobs growth translates into a net increase of 4,706 jobs created in 2019.
“In Coounty Wicklow, the number of people employed in Enterprise Ireland backed companies is 4,270. This is an increase of 8% since 2016. ”