Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Local Enterprise Offices Data
463. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise office supported clients by county and in the case of Dublin by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3681/20]
464. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise office supported jobs by county and in the case of Dublin by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3682/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 463 and 464 together.
The Local Enterprise Offices play a key role in our enterprise supports eco-system and make a significant contribution to boosting local economies across the country. The Local Enterprise Offices are now supporting 38,535 jobs across 7,400 client companies.
This is the sixth year of continuous employment growth for the Local Enterprise Offices since their inception in 2014 and as the table below illustrates the LEOs continue to be a successful ‘First Stop Shop’ for entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises which are planning to start and grow their businesses.
The following table shows the number of Clients and Jobs supported by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country for the years 2018 and 2019.
|County||LEO||2018 No. of Clients||2018 Total Jobs||2019 No of LEO clients||2019 Total Jobs|
|Cork||Cork W / N||208||957||202||984|
NOTE: The cumulative annual figures include gross jobs created in a given year less LEO client jobs transferred to Enterprise Ireland in that year.