Government’s jobs plan inadequate – Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD this afternoon visited the Employment and Advice Fair in the Marshes Shopping Centre in Dundalk.
The Employment and Advice Fair has a series of stalls representing Irish and European employers; business start-up and welfare advisers; education and training providers and advice on CV preparation.
Commenting on the event Teachta Adams said:
“This is a useful initiative although I am concerned that so many of the stalls are for jobs overseas.
“However, the fair does provide an opportunity for local employers and trainers to reach out to those who are unemployed and assist them make best use of existing employment opportunities.”
Commenting on the announcement today by the government of its Action Plan for Jobs Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:
“The government’s Action Plan for Jobs falls far short of what is required at this time. It is another clear example of Fine Gael and Labour’s abject failure to provide sufficient investment in jobs and growth.
“Last year the government produced a jobs plan which promised much and delivered nothing of substance. This is because the government is locked into an austerity programme that is about cutting jobs and funding from the public sector, and is driving down growth through stealth taxes.
“The unemployment figures across the state would be much worse but for the huge numbers of young people emigrating.
“There are solutions but the approach being taking by the government will not provide the numbers of jobs that are required. The Taoiseach must invest in job creation and job retention programmes.”