Latest press release from Andrew Doyle TD, issued Friday October 8th…
Fine Gael Wicklow TD Andrew Doyle, has said that new CSO figures show that the Live Register in Wicklow has fallen by 1,424.
“Today my colleagues Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomed the fact that the Live Register nationally has fallen below 300,000 for the first time since 2008.
“There’s also good news here in Wicklow with the Live Register having fallen by 1,424 to 8,462 .
“Fine Gael in Government is working to make progress in tackling joblessness in Wicklow and helping people back into work.
“Three major milestones have now been passed, with the Live Register falling below 300,000, unemployment falling from its peak of 15% to below 8%, and the number of people employed exceeding two million, all for the first time in eight years.
“Since coming to Government Fine Gael has made significant progress on reducing unemployment. Now we must do more and we will do this through activation measures like:
· one-to-one engagements with jobseekers
· making work pay through sustainable wage increases, effective tax reductions and new social insurance measures like paternity benefit
· promoting financial supports like JobsPlus and the Wage Subsidy Scheme
· developing an Action Plan for Jobless Households
· reforming existing work schemes like Community Enterprise and Tus
· using incentives like JobsWeek to match jobseekers with employers
· developing initiatives across the whole of Government in education, training, housing and childcare
“Each new job created in Wicklow is another family looking forward to a brighter future. Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation, because we believe that only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to improve people’s lives here in Wicklow and around the country.”