A new manufacturing site is to open in Shannon creating between 50-60 jobs early next year.
A Swiss company is involved in talks with the IDA on the potential of investing in the Avara plant in Shannon after over 20 workers completed their service with the company in recent weeks.
*Pat Breen. Photograph: Joe Buckley A Junior Minister in the 32nd Dáil, Pat Breen (FG) has expressed his pride with the drop in unemployment figures but maintained big job losses in the county would not hurt his vote.
Avara’s short-term future has been guaranteed as a buyer of the site has been secured which will keep workers in employment in Shannon until July while efforts are continuing to put long-term arrangements in place.
*Cllr Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Martin Connolly Older employees at Molex may not reap as many benefits as their younger colleagues in the skills audit that is to be carried out among its Shannon workforce, an East Clare councillor has warned.
*Pat Breen. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Clare does not need to apply for a EU globalisation fund in light of accumulated job losses throughout the county, Junior Minister Pat Breen has stated.