Mairead McGuinness MEP for Louth and first Vice-President of the European Parliament has said this week’s opening of Graebel’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk with the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years was a real vote of confidence in the North East region.
“It’s great news for the county and the region and it illustrates how important our membership of the EU is for leading global companies like Graebel who are targeting the European market.”
Ms McGuinness pointed to the growing rate of job creation and said:
“Unemployment is now down to a nine year low of 6.3pc. With a growing population and returning Irish emigrants the economic outlook continues to be very positive.
“However, we have to be ever vigilant in a volatile global scenario. And there are many challenges to be tackled on the domestic front, including a need to ramp up housing supply to meet demand and the ongoing challenge of Brexit, particularly for border communities.”