Jobs announcement “a welcome boost for Limerick” – Maurice Quinlivan TD
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Innovation today welcomed the news of 150 new jobs for Limerick, as H&MV Engineering announcing today they plan to double their workforce in Limerick to 300.
Speaking in Limerick, Deputy Quinlivan said;
“These jobs will bring much needed employment to the Limerick area and are a vote of confidence for Limerick as a great city to do business in Ireland.
“H&MV Engineering specialise in the design and build of high-voltage electricity transmission and distribution systems for a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, utility providers, data centres and renewable energy.
“I was delighted to hear H&MV Engineering’s Chief Executive PJ Flanagan state that the company plans to increase the number of electrical apprentices, electricians, design engineers, graduates, project managers, skilled industry specialists and support staff.
“The inclusion of apprentices is particularly welcome, as I have strongly advocated for people to follow this route of education and training.
“Unfortunately Fine Gael is not following through on its commitments on apprenticeships. Figures I received in response to a parliamentary question this week reveal just 391 apprentices were registered on newly introduced programmes at the end of last month, despite their own target of 800 for 2017. In addition only 9 new programmes have been introduced to date, out of a targeted 15.
“We need to radically expand the range of programmes offered and increase the apprenticeship population to ensure we have the skilled workers required for companies such as H&MV Engineering.
“These jobs are a welcome boost for our city and I hope this company and others like it continue to expand and succeed here in Limerick.”