Údarás created 64 Donegal jobs in 2013 – optimistic for 2014

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Údarás na Gaeltachta’s End of Year Statement shows that the body created 64 jobs last year in Donegal.
According to the reports, a total of 220 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2013 however job losses are taken into account, there was a net gain of 64 new jobs, an increase of 3.4% on the previous year.
There were 1,942 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at year end.
Companies operating in the tourism, construction, services and manufacturing sectors shed jobs throughout the year.
Udarus says 2013 was a very positive year for the Donegal Gaeltacht in relation to job approvals – there are a significant number of new projects with an anticipated total investment of over €11 million, which are expected to create 246 new jobs when fully operational.
A total of 296 people were employed in social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year.
These schemes are managed and administered by Údarás na Gaeltachta and funded through the Department of Social Protection.

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