Last month, The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD and Leo Clancy the CEO of Enterprise Ireland announced our end of year results for 2022. The report detailed the creation of 19,660 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland client companies this year. This translates into a net increase of 10,841 jobs.
Despite the ongoing global challenges, the diversity of Irish enterprise continues to be seen through the cross sectorial job growth seen in the end of year statement. Sectors such as Climate, Sustainability and Agritech saw an increase in employment of 13% and Digital Technology saw an increase of 9% in employment.
This trend continued in the regional spread of job creation, with 68% of the jobs created being based outside of Dublin. This increase in sectorial and regional Irish employment highlights the resilience and business acumen of Irish Entrepreneurs.
The year 2022 was also marked by Enterprise Ireland hitting a number of key targets such as 1,271 new overseas contracts secured, 144 climate and green projects approved and 238 new companies entering new markets.
Enterprise Ireland CEO Leo Clancy said: “I am delighted to announce that 2022 was a strong year with our client companies creating 19,660 new jobs, growing net employment by 5%. This compares favorably with the latest CSO Labour Force Survey for 2022 which showed an increase of 3.4% in total employment across the economy.”
“Of note is the significant growth in key sectors of the economy ranging from Lifesciences, Prepared Consumer Food to Technology and Services.”
As Enterprise Ireland and the EI team here in the Sydney office enter 2023, we look forward to another strong year of helping Irish enterprise grow in both the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Find out more here: Enterprise Ireland’s End of Year Statement 2022 – YouTube