Measures on way to add 30,000 construction jobs

The government intends to introduce a series of measures to boost employment in the construction sector.

9th March, 2014
The Dublin skyline will again feature the sight of cranes as construction gets under way. Picture: Photocall

The government's signal that it intends to introduce a series of measures to boost employment in the construction sector were welcomed last week by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) which says an extra 30,000 jobs could be created over the next four years if the sector's output expands by 30 per cent in that time.

After its output stabilised last year at a low of €8.8 billion - down from €34 billion in 2007 -...

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