Sunday, February 08, 2009

News: Jobs

Job Losses:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0205/1233787117254.html
Boston Scientific, which employs approximately 4,500 people in Ireland, has announced that it is to close its Co Donegal facility next year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/7870030.stm
Staff in Letterkenny will be offered redeployment to Galway. The company employs 4,500 people in Ireland.

But, some people want to help out and promote local industry and businesses:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/opinion/northwest-business/businesses-ready-to-rise-to-the-challenge-but-they-do-need-help-14168445.html
We are encouraging retailers in particular to let customers and potential customers know they can match prices with their neighbours in the North but their cashflow is such that they find it difficult to justify an advertising spend ...

A business might need a new website, might need to develop their business online, might have devised a promotional campaign or might have a new service that they want to launch but don’t have the extra cash to pay for it.

In the short term we call for central government support for businesses in the North West for these types of interventions, to give our entrepreneurs even small levels of financial support to help them through this period.

The business people we meet everyday here in Donegal are far from defeated but directed support to inject some working capital into viable businesses would go a long way to ensure SMEs in the North West survive and come out stronger.

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