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Local Enterprise Offices Net Employment Increased By Almost 3,000 Jobs

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Co. Kildare saw a net increase of 96 jobs at Local Enterprise Offices

The Tánaiste says he intends to bring in five new workers' rights including an extra bank holiday.

This morning Leo Varadkar launched the Local Enterprise Offices' Annual Employment Results for 2021.

The network supported the creation of over 7,400 new jobs last year.

However, when job losses are taken into account, 2021 saw a net employment gain of just under 3,000 jobs.

It followed a year of net job losses in many businesses in 2020.

In Co. Kildare there was a net increase of 96 jobs.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the figures are encouraging, and Government will do more to back businesses and workers:

Paraic McElwee, Chair of the Network of Local Enterprise Offices, says there are signs more people are now looking for jobs outside of the main cities:

85% of business supported by the service are located outside Dublin.

Head of Enterprise, Kildare LEO, Jaqui McNabb spoke with Clem Ryan on Wednesday morning's Kildare Today:

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