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McGuinness central to Job Creation announcements

29 September, 2011 - by Westminster

Commenting after the latest significant jobs announcement in the north, this time from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Irish Presidential candidate and former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said:

“When I first became deputy First Minister four years ago we prioritised growing the economy and job creation as the main plank of our Programme for Government. Alongside Ministerial colleagues I have been central in bringing about thousands of new sustainable jobs to the north. This week alone we have seen the announcement from Capita for 330 new positions in Belfast and the announcement today of over 200 graduate positions by PwC.

“This is all welcome news. And I am confident that in the time ahead we will see further announcements resulting from the recent trade mission which Peter Robinson and myself conducted in the USA in the last fortnight.

“This tells me that Ireland is an attractive place for foreign companies to invest in if the right political and economic pitch is made. My record alongside the First Minister over the past four years is evidence of this.

“In that time through direct contact in boardrooms in the United States we have attracted amongst others corporations of the stature of CitiBank, New York Stock Exchange, Universal, HBO, Allstate and Dow Chemicals to the north. This is work I want to continue as President. I am confident that I could have direct access to any boardroom in the United States and elsewhere as a salesman for Ireland.

“Ireland needs jobs, I have a proven track record of delivering them.”

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