Kerry TD had strongly lobbied for Job Subsidy
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has welcomed the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) 2013 by the Government.
Deputy Griffin says that the Plan will support businesses in Kerry by removing obstacles to job creation and reducing taxes on new jobs, which will help get people off the dole and back to work.
Deputy Griffin said the seven Disruptive Reform measures included in the Plan should have a significant impact on job creation and should reduce Kerry’s live register figures.
“The Plan contains a number of measures known as Disruptive Reforms, the aim of which are to significantly boost job creation potential for the people of Kerry and across Ireland. Among them is the JobsPlus initiative, which will see the State pay €1 of every €4 it costs an employer to recruit a long-term unemployed person. This is a measure that I have been strongly lobbying Minister Bruton for and I am delighted that it has been included in today’s plan.
“The plan also includes measures to encourage Irish SMEs to increase their online trading activity, an area that I have also been working on with some of my colleagues in Fine Gael.
“There is a continued focus on ensuring that SMEs can get access to the credit they need to create and retain jobs. In addition to the lending targets for the pillar banks being increased to €4 billion this year, the Credit Review Office, which overturns half of all credit refusals it reviews, is being strengthened. By the end of the year €2 billion in new Government finance schemes will also be in place.
“Getting Kerry and Ireland back to work is the primary focus and biggest challenge facing our Government and is the main reason I stood for election to the Dail at the country’s darkest hour in 2011. I will continue to do my very best in this regard and hope that we will succeed in growing jobs in Kerry to give people a decent quality of life, keep our young people from having to leave and give our emigrants a chance to come home.”
Contact Brendan on 087 652 8841