Ibec welcomes Action Plan for Jobs 2015
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today welcomed the Government’s Action for Jobs for 2015 which contains a number of very useful initiatives to support enterprise and job creation.
Ibec’s Head of Policy and Chief Economist Fergal O’Brien said: “In recent years the Action Plan for Jobs has been successful in better coordinating and aligning policy across government to support job creation. The new plan has a number of useful, new and innovative initiatives. Skills shortages are increasingly becoming a problem for many businesses. It’s good to see new measures to improve the skills of the labour force and attract new talent to the country.
“The focus on promoting business in the regions and the launch of new competitive funding initiatives is particularly welcome. The Dublin jobs market is very strong, a crucial challenge now is to spread that jobs recovery across the country.
“While the Action Plan process is very useful, much more can be done to drive the economic and jobs recovery. We urgently need a new and ambitious capital investment plan and meaningful tax reform. Now that growth has returned, all parts of government stay focused on keeping Ireland competitive. Only then will we create jobs and attract investment the country needs to prosper.”