New schemes to tackle youth unemployment-Griffey

Press Release

Friday, 7 February 2014

Young people to be targeted in latest jobs initiatives – Griffey

Local Election candidate Cillian Griffey has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that, following a special cabinet meeting on jobs, new schemes are being introduced to support our young unemployed. These include a new Entrepreneurship Fund for start-ups by people aged 25 and a Graduate Recruitment Programme.

“Today’s announcements by Minister Bruton are exactly what young people in this country need.  Some of our most successful businesses in Ireland were started up by 20-somethings who had the vision and tenacity to make their business work.  The government’s support may be the kick-start many budding entrepreneurs need to get going – and their success will lead to more job creation.

“The Graduate Recruitment Programme is another welcome move that will hopefully reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland to look for employment elsewhere,” he stated.

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised that 2014 will be the ‘year for jobs’. The new initiatives announced today, along with the 19th consecutive monthly fall in unemployment figures, show that we are making real progress in job creation,” Griffey added.

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