The Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Thursday) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, [pdf, 1.18MB] the third annual instalment in the Government plan aimed at building a sustainable growing economy and creating jobs.
The Plan builds on the more than 500 measures already implemented through Action Plan for Jobs 2012 and 2013, and contains 385 actions to beimplemented by all 16 Government Departments and 46 Agencies. Building on the 2013 Plan three new Disruptive Reform topics have been targeted in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Winning Overseas and Manufacturing.
The 2014 Plan aims to build on the significant progress which has occurred in job-creation since the first Action Plan was launched in February 2012, with more than 58,000 extra jobs added in the year to September 2013. According to Live Register figures, the unemployment rate has declined for 19 consecutive months, and has gone from 15.1% in February 2012 to 12.3% in January 2014.