Local Enterprise Offices Supported Creation Of Over 7,400 New Jobs In 2021

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

Local Enterprise Offices around the country supported the creation of over 7,400 new jobs last year.

The service supports a total of 35,0000 jobs across 7,000 small businesses around the country.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Leo Varadkar, will launch the network's annual employment results at an online event this morning.

Paraic McElwee, Chair of the Network of Local Enterprise Offices, says a range of business sectors saw growth in 2021:

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

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

Mr. McElwee says there are signs more people are now looking for jobs outside of the main cities:

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