SFA Comment on Live Register Figures March 2013


SFA Comment on Live Register figures

Long term unemployed figure is a major concern

“For jobs to be created the Government must provide greater certainty to consumers and the business community; stimulate the domestic economy and prioritise rising business costs.” Avine McNally, Director, Small Firms Association.

Commenting on the live register figures for March the Acting Director of the Small Firms Association, Avine McNally said, “the figures announced today indicate a stabilisation of employment within firms; however, retaining and creating employment still remains a challenge for small firms.”

“There is a major concern in today’s figures, with 44% of individuals on the live register classed as long term unemployed. The task the Government faces in re-skilling and retraining is daunting, but necessary, if Ireland is to further improve the quality of our workforce and to avoid a long period of structural unemployment.”

“For jobs to be created the Government must provide greater certainty to consumers and the business community; stimulate the domestic economy and prioritise business costs,” McNally said.

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For further information, please contact Avine McNally, Acting Director, SFA: Tel: 01 605 1633 or Mobile: 087 6450205.
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