Fianna Fáil Jobs Spokesperson Dara Calleary says he is alarmed to read reports today that no woman has been appointed to Chair any of the new regional jobs task force implementation committees.
Deputy Calleary commented, “This is a grave insult to all the female entrepreneurs that are running businesses and employing people in communities nationwide. I have repeatedly raised concerns about the stagnation in female employment levels in recent months, with the number of women out of work actually increasing last month.
“During the same time, we have seen a reduction in male unemployment levels, but unfortunately women are being left behind and efforts must be made to address this. It is essential that women are given the same opportunities to upskill to allow them to break into growing job sectors where they are currently under-represented, like in areas such as IT”.