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Call for More Invest NI Action in East Antrim

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has challenged the Department for Enterprise, Trade and investment and it’s business support unit- Invest N-I to re double their efforts in his East Antrim constituency, in the wake of the major job cuts at Engineering firm FG Wilsons. Speaking during a debate on Unemployment in the Assembly Mr Beggs highlighted the growing concern at increasing unemployment rates over the past 3 years, particularly amongst the young . He stated, “23•5% of our young people aged 18 to 24 are unemployed. Worryingly, that rate has shown a very significant increase of 5•2% over the period. So action is clearly needed in that area.” “A contract for youth has commenced elsewhere in the United Kingdom… we want a more effective system to be developed here. We want close working between DETI and DEL to maximise the opportunities for our young people.” In his speech the … Continue reading

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