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Job Losses in Portadown another Blow to the Craigavon Manufacturing Industry - O'Dowd

21 January, 2008


Upper Bann Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has expressed concern about forty job losses at Seagoe Technologies in Portadown Co. Armagh and has said that it is yet another blow to the manufacturing industry in the Craigavon area.

Mr O'Dowd said:

"This is yet another blow to the manufacturing industry in the Craigavon area which was once boasted one of the largest manufacturing bases in the north. I would now have concerns about the viability of other manufacturing businesses in the area and feel that the Stormont Executive must do everything it possibly can to support our local manufacturing industry which is currently one of the north's largest private sector employers.

Mr. O'Dowd concluded:

"In response to this I will be submitting written questions to the Employment Minister and the Minister for the Economy to ask them what measures they are taking to support our manufacturing base and to try and prevent any further job losses in the sector." ENDS

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