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Sinn Féin to push for job creation measures – Crowe

4 March, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD

Speaking after yesterday's meeting with the new Sinn Féin Dáíl team, Seán Crowe TD, for Dublin South West said;

“Sinn Féin will keep up the pressure on the incoming government to push for job creation. There are now 10,565 people on the live register in Dublin South West, 2449 of whom are under 25. We urge the incoming Government to deliver on their promises to get Ireland working, and to put forward a real plan of job creation.

“Sinn Féin’s fully costed and credible proposals have the potential to get 50,000 young people under 25 off the dole immediately and create many more jobs in the years ahead.

“Sinn Féin plans include:
• A youth jobs fund to create 20,000 new jobs
• An individual plan for the long-term prospects of every person under 25 on the live register
• 2,000 places on a ‘One More Language Scheme’ to give the young unemployed a chance to learn an extra foreign language
• 5,000 free ECDL places
• 10,000 new CE places
• 1,000 places on conversion courses at third level to help graduates convert their skills to potential growth sectors
• 8 measures to treble the number of under 25s who are self-employed including a national entrepreneurship programme, access to credit and greater support for high-potential start-ups
• A publicly owned green tech firm for Ireland and a major drive to attract FDI in renewable energy
• Making Ireland a digital media leader through support for skills, infrastructure and entrepreneurship
• A ‘National Development Scheme’ to employ people directly on public works projects employing 2,000 workers

“We in Sinn Féin believe that the economy needs a stimulus package as soon as possible. We need to robustly support small indigenous businesses and the IDA and Enterprise Ireland need the resources and the focus to step up their output. We are committed to working with all parties and none to make this jobs stimulus proposal a reality.” ENDS

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