Up to 65,000 jobs have been created under the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said.
Speaking at the publication of the latest quarterly report on the plan in Government Buildings this afternoon, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the plan, with its quarterly evaluation of hundreds of targets and initiatives, was working and that the number of unemployed continues to fall, down from 15.1 per cent in early 2012 to 11.6 per cent at the end of June.
The Action Plan for Jobs has promised to create 100,000 additional jobs by 2016 and bring the number of people employed in Ireland to over the 2 million mark. Mr Bruton said that at this stage between 50-65,000 jobs had been created but that more needed to be achieved.
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