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Not enough done to create jobs in Laois

.19/7/2013. Kieran Leavy 'Connector' for the Magni Group from Portarlington ,Ted Berry MD The Magni Group Micahael McLoughlin CEO ConnectIreland, Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Inovation Richard Bruton. They are pictured in Dublin as 75 jobs got announced in three regional locations under the Succeed in Ireland Initiative and Connect Ireland. The Magni Group announces 50 new jobs near Portarlington,Flagship Management sets up EMEA HQ with 15 jobs in Kinvara,Co .Galway and Ark Energy Consulting expands to Longford town with 10 news jobs.Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

.19/7/2013. Kieran Leavy 'Connector' for the Magni Group from Portarlington ,Ted Berry MD The Magni Group Micahael McLoughlin CEO ConnectIreland, Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Inovation Richard Bruton. They are pictured in Dublin as 75 jobs got announced in three regional locations under the Succeed in Ireland Initiative and Connect Ireland. The Magni Group announces 50 new jobs near Portarlington,Flagship Management sets up EMEA HQ with 15 jobs in Kinvara,Co .Galway and Ark Energy Consulting expands to Longford town with 10 news jobs.Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The Government’s only TD in Laois says State agencies must do more to attract foreign investment and jobs to Laois .

The Midlands Action Plan for Jobs forum will take place in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, tonight, Tuesday, January from 5.30pm.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, will be there to hear the views and ideas of business people. Charlie Flanagan, who is also the FG party chairman, will chair the forum.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dep Flanagan said the Government should support local business people.

“This is an opportunity for business people from around the county to inform Minister Bruton of the supports they require from both the Government and state agencies to ensure that existing jobs are protected and new jobs are created.

“There has been a steady increase in employment but that has not filtered down to counties such as Laois. State agencies such as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, which will be at the event, need to take a more proactive approach towards attracting investment into our county,” he said.

Dep Flanagan said competition for foreign direct investment is intense but Laois can meet their needs.

“Our workers have the requisite skills to attract foreign companies and we are centrally located. The conditions are right for foreign investment but we just need that final push to get us over the line when competing with other regions for jobs,” he said.

 

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