Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle has said that the Action Plan for Jobs for the Mid East region, which was today launched by the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD will help create jobs in Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.
The Mid East Action Plan for Jobs aims to create 25,000 more jobs in Wicklow, Kildare and Meath by 2020. Deputy Doyle welcomed the particular focus on harnessing the potential of the film industry in the plan.
“The Mid East Action Plan for Jobs will seek to build on the existing strengths and assets of each region to maximise enterprise growth and job creation. The plan has a particular focus on harnessing the potential of the film industry which bodes well for job creation in Wicklow. “With its proximity to the capital and abundant natural beauty, Wicklow is the home of the Irish film industry. I am delighted that the plan has a particular focus on harnessing the potential of this industry. This can only be good news for local people working in film and for local job creation in general. “This Government is committed to keeping the recovery going and to ensuring that it spreads throughout the country. Based on the success nationally of the Action Plan for Jobs, and the strong buy in to this process by locally based stakeholders, it is realistic to target 25,000 additional jobs in Wicklow, Kildare and Meath by 2020.
“This means 25,000 extra pay packets coming into communities and 25,000 individuals and families who can afford to lead better lives. “The aim of the national Action Plan for Jobs is to help enterprises to create employment in all regions of the country. Over 135,000 jobs have been added to the economy since its launch in February 2012.
“The Government has committed up to €250 million in funding over the next five years to support the Regional Action Plans. I am confident that the Mid East Regional Action Plan for Jobs will deliver for Co. Wicklow.”