Food sector jobs boost

The strong role of the food sector in job creation has been acknowledged by Enterprise Ireland CEO Frank Ryan.

He said every job created in Enterprise Ireland-supported firms results in an estimated 1.3 jobs elsewhere.

This compares with analysis which suggests every job created in IDA companies results in the creation of 0.7 of a job outside these companies.

The difference is largely explained by the role of the food sector, which produces a knock-on benefit of expenditure within the State before the moneys go elsewhere, said Mr Ryan.


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