« Back130 new jobs created in Kerry last year by LEO supported small businesses

130 new jobs were created in Kerry last year by small businesses supported by the Local Enterprise Office.

That’s according to the results of the latest LEO annual jobs survey published by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Local Enterprise OfficeThis annual jobs survey shows that a net total of 130 new full and part-time jobs were delivered in 2015 by the 462 Kerry small businesses that were supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

The results, compiled by Enterprise Ireland, show that overall in 2015 a total of 396 new full and part time jobs were created in Kerry in gross terms.

The numbers employed in LEO supported small businesses in Kerry currently stands at 1,881.

Nationally, a net total of 3,533 jobs were created last year by 6,500 small businesses.

LEOs provide a ‘first stop shop’ for supports and signposting to start-ups, micro enterprises and small businesses nationwide in one easily accessible place.