Fearon questions employment opportunities along border

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Politics
Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed a commitment by Minister for Employment & Learning Dr Stephen Farry to meet with members of the steering group behind the border development zone to explore ways in which his Department can support that concept.

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

The Minister made his commitment after responding to her question asking him what work his Department carries out with agencies in the rest of Ireland to improve employment opportunities for people along the border corridor. The Minister said that his Department were developing a number of programmes, in particular new strategies on apprenticeships and youth training. The south Armagh MLA commenting in her discussion with the Minister told him that it was hugely important that there was a focus on developing the border region, given that there are higher levels of job losses, higher migration and more barriers to trade.

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