Action Plan for Jobs highlights Government’s commitment to job creation – Deering

25th November, 2011


Scheme will help small businesses to access credit and generate employment.

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the Action Plan for Jobs announced by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore and the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

“This plan illustrates the determination of this Government to tackle the jobs issue and assist small businesses to generate employment. Indigenous businesses are at the core of our job creation strategy. This plan contains real measure which will help Irish businesses access credit and generate employment. These include:

The establishment of a temporary partial loan guarantee which will help Irish businesses access credit.

A micro finance loan fund to generate up to €100million which will benefit over 5,000 businesses over a ten year period.

“We are determined that these commitments will be adhered to rigourously. The Jobs Action Plan will be a rolling programme with strict delivery targets and systems to monitor implementation. Quarterly targets will be set, and delivery monitored. Commitments will be renewed and updated every year. In this way, I am convinced that we can hit our targets and get people back to work.

“We need to be ambitious for the future and have set the target for job creation at 100,000 extra jobs by 2015. We remain committed to making Ireland the best small country in the world to do business.”