445 jobs to be created nationwide in Govt supported start-ups
Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton, of 35 new jobs in Government supported start-ups in Cork city centre.
Rockboro Analytics Ltd, which provides a credit risk assessment service for credit and insurance markets, has announced 35 new jobs in the city as part of a wider announcement of 445 jobs in start-up companies which have been supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland in Dublin, Clare, Wicklow, Waterford, Offaly, Cork and Kildare.
“Today’s announcement of 35 new jobs for Cork is a welcome boost for the city and a further indication that job creation is the Government’s number one priority. A huge amount of work has been done between Enterprise Ireland and the Department to create these jobs in 24 new high potential start-up companies across the country.
“Many of these companies are operating in precisely the innovative sectors that the Government is targeting for growth; clean tech, life sciences, ICT and financial services. This comes on the back of Ireland’s continued improvement in the global innovation rankings, 13th in the 2011 Global Innovation Index, up from 19th in 2010.
“Since coming to office just a few short months ago, the Government has worked steadfastly to reduce the numbers on the Live Register and get our people back to work. The Jobs Initiative reduced the VAT burden on activities related to the tourism industry, in a bid to boosting tourism and creating additional jobs in that sector. Ireland’s first ever Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme was also designed to lend a hand to an ailing tourism industry. JobBridge the new National Internship Scheme saw 5,000 job placements announced to provide valuable work experience and a leg-up onto the job ladder, while plans for a partial loan guarantee scheme and a micro-finance fund show that this Government is serious about creating an environment in which jobs can be created.
“If we are to rebuild the economy and create jobs of the future here, we must not only continue to attract high-end multinational companies, but also ensure that more high potential small businesses can establish and expand here. Only an indigenous engine of economic growth can create the successful future we all want for Ireland.”