Saturday February 22, 2020

Good news on jobs front - but much hard work remains

The government has got a boost from new job announcements, but still faces a fight to deliver its job targets, writes Nicola Cooke, Industry Correspondent.

26th February, 2012
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Louise Phelan, vice-president of global operations, PayPal. Photo: Collins

They may not mark the beginning of the end of the country's woes, but last week's jobs boosts were a much-needed lift for the spluttering Irish economy.

From the Chinese vice president's visit to the biggest jobs announcement since the Irish recession began - with PayPal's promise of 1,000 new jobs by 2015 - it was a positive week. Microsoft also gave details of an injection of €130 million into its Irish operations. While the...

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