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Record of job creation by Enterprise Ireland companies in 2021

The number of employees employed by Enterprise Ireland (EI) backed firms rose by 11,911 last year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is the highest job gain recorded by clients of a state agency in a single year.

207,894 people now work for companies assisted by EI, whose mission is the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets.

However, this number is down from the 220,613 recorded last year, because as part of formulating its new three-year strategy, EI updated the group of companies it included in its annual employment survey and found that some of them can no longer be classified as clients, resulting in a decrease total number.

In total, 20,342 new jobs were created by EI-backed firms in 2021, but job losses at other EI-supported firms reduced that net figure to nearly 12,000.

Just over two-thirds of new jobs were created outside the capital, with an increase of 9% in the northwest and 7% in the southeast.

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Gains were made across all internationally traded manufacturing and services sectors targeted by Enterprise Ireland, with growth particularly in the life sciences where there was a 14% increase in employment.

EI-backed digital technology companies increased their headcount by 10%, and employment in business services increased by 12%.

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Enterprise Ireland also provided €61.6 million in funding to 341 companies affected by Covid-19 last year.

1,048 approved projects also received a total of 14.6 million euros under a customs-ready grant aimed at preparing businesses for the impact of Brexit.

“Enterprise Ireland is working with businesses across the country to ensure they can quickly recover from the impact of Covid-19 and continue to adapt to the new trading relationship with the UK,” said EI CEO Leo Clancy.

« It is very important and welcome to see job growth in every major economic sector and in every region. »

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Tanist and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said the news that the number of employees employed by Enterprise Ireland-backed firms rose by 11,911 last year was « really positive » and shows how important it is to continue to support enterprise and free trade.

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Mr. Varadkar said that exporting companies generate a lot of revenue that is used to help businesses and workers facing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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He said the financial support put in place to help companies struggling due to Covid measures is « largely related » to the restrictions.

« As long as the restrictions imposed restrict the operation of these companies, the government needs to continue to stand behind those companies and their workers with financial support. »

Varadkar said they would « avoid the brink » and that even when restrictions are removed there must be a recovery phase.

Enterprise Ireland is also today launching a new three-year strategy that aims to create 45,000 new jobs over the next three years.

It also plans to increase exports by EI clients to €30 billion through the continued growth of Irish export-focused companies in all regions.

The plan also aims to make Ireland a « world-leading » location for business start-ups and expansion and to make Irish companies a global leader in sustainability and climate action.

“Our primary focus in the coming years will be to help our clients achieve further growth resulting from the significant opportunities that a recovering global economy presents to every community in Ireland,” said Mr. Clancy.