Friday, 20th July 2018
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Minister Heather Humphreys welcome 2017 employment and performance figures from Local Enterprise Offices. 2017 highlights from all 31 Local Enterprise Offices show that collectively - 7,135 new jobs (gross) and 3,760 jobs (net) created by LEO-backed client companies, with jobs growth across every county.

- 30,373 people participated in LEO business training programmes.

- 8,393 mentoring assignments were provided to small business owners to give guidance and advice around key business issues.

- 1,179 business projects received direct financial assistance from LEOs.

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