Taskforce Set To Tackle Unemployment in Tipp Town

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A taskforce with the purpose of addressing unemployment in Tipperary town is to be set up.

Recent CSO figures have revealed that at the end of December 2016, 1256 people in Tipperary town were on the Live Register.

Last night hundreds of people attended a Jobs for Tipp public forum on the matter.  TDs and local councillors also made themselves available to discuss the reasons for the continuous trend of unemployment, the lack of inward investment and the regular closure of businesses.

A call was also made for people and local organisations to join together and participate in a taskforce for the benefit of the town.  This taskforce, it is hoped, would keep open the channels of communication with the various agencies, officials and public representatives that can influence or help facilitate change.

Jobs for Tipp organiser Maureen Walsh said that last night’s meeting was just the start of what she hope is a growing movement in the town.

The group is also due to meet with council officials this week while a meeting with the IDA is also anticipated.