Schemes to support unemployed people welcomed

Fine Gael councillor Michael Murphy, has welcomed last week’s announcement by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that new schemes are being introduced to support young, unemployed people.

Fine Gael councillor Michael Murphy, has welcomed last week’s announcement by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that new schemes are being introduced to support young, unemployed people.

These include a new Entrepreneurship Fund for start-ups by people aged 25 and a Graduate Recruitment Programme.

“The announcements by Minister Bruton are exactly what young people in this country need. Some of our most successful businesses in Ireland were started up by 20-somethings who had the vision and tenacity to make their business work. The government’s support may be the kick-start many budding entrepreneurs need to get going, and their success will lead to more job creation.

“The Graduate Recruitment Programme is another welcome move that will hopefully reduce the numbers of graduates leaving Ireland to look for employment elsewhere,” he added.