Deputy Brendan Kenneally has pledged his support to ensuring jobs are created in Waterford through the government’s new trade, tourism and investment plan.
He believes the government can create 300,000 jobs nationally over the next five years with their new, integrated project entitled “Trading and Investing in a Smart Economy.”
“It will have a major impact on reducing the level of unemployment all around the country and I will be particularly keen to ensure that Waterford receives its share of these jobs as the plan is implemented,” said Deputy Kenneally.
“This is very positive news, not only for Waterford, but for the whole country. It is the type of smart, well thought out, strategic plan which will make a very real impact on our country,” he said.
As part of a five year strategy, the government aims to create more than 150,000 direct new jobs in manufacturing, tourism and internationally trading services.
It’s planned to increase the number of overseas visitors to Ireland to eight million and to attract an extra 780 foreign investment projects through IDA Ireland – welcome news for Waterford, with many in the region expressing concern that the area has been deprived of IDA foreign investment.
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