Construction Jobs Still Need To Be Created - McGlone

SDLP MLA and Chair of the All Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone has responded to the announcement that the construction sector in Northern Ireland has 'exited' recession.

Mr McGlone said: "The news that the construction industry in Northern Ireland is finally showing signs of recovery is to be welcomed. A report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has indicated that a rise in workloads has been reported for the first time in over five years. However, I am cautious in my optimism.

"The North is still behind the UK in terms of its recovery and this is negatively impacting on the number of construction jobs available. “This announcement indicates a move in the right direction for the construction industry, which has suffered greatly during the economic downturn. Many families, particularly in rural areas, have been impacted by the loss of so many construction jobs.

"As the Chair of the All Party Group on Construction, I am concerned at the large scale projects that have recently been withdrawn. The scrapping of such high profile projects, such as the Maze, has resulted has been bad news for potential construction jobs in the North."


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