Jobs at Enterprise Ireland supported companies increased by 5 per cent in 2022

Over 218,000 people are now employed in Irish companies supported by state agency Enterprise Ireland.

10,841 net new jobs were created in 2022, a slight decrease from the record 11,911 new jobs in 2021.

Last year Enterprise Ireland supported companies announced the creation of 19,660 jobs.

However, 8,819 jobs were lost in the same period, resulting in a net figure of 10,841.

Job growth over the past year comes despite persistent inflationary pressures and global economic uncertainty faced by export-focused Irish companies.

Companies supported by Enterprise Ireland now employ a total of 218,178 people, a 5 per cent increase over 2021.

More than two-thirds of the jobs are outside of Dublin.

Employment grew in EI’s three core economic sectors, with technology and services jobs increasing 8 percent for the year.

Industrial and life science roles were up 5 percent, while food and sustainability positions were up 3 percent.

EI also pointed to strong employment growth in a number of specific sub-sectors.

Employment in the climate, sustainability and agritech sectors increased by 13 percent in 2022, while new hires in digital technology roles increased by 9 percent.

“The Government’s target of having a record 2.5 million workers by 2024 has already been surpassed,” said Simon Coveney, Secretary of State for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

“Enterprise Ireland has also exceeded its own employment target for 2022 with these results announced today,” Jobs at Enterprise Ireland supported companies increased by 5 per cent in 2022

Fry Electronics Team

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