Video: Dungannon firms bid to create 10 new jobs in 10 weeks

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TEN is the brainchild of Dungannon Enterprise Centre who are aiming to create 10 new jobs within the next 10 weeks from now, with help from 10 local businesses.

It is hoped the initiative will roll out across the province and go some way to providing employment for the thousands on the unemployment register.

Dungannon Enterprise Centre Chief Executive Brian MacAuley during the  launch of TEN - Ten Jobs-Ten Businesses-Ten Weeks.INTT0515-320

Dungannon Enterprise Centre Chief Executive Brian MacAuley during the launch of TEN - Ten Jobs-Ten Businesses-Ten Weeks.INTT0515-320

Speaking today about the drive to create ten jobs, Brian MacAuley, Chief Executive of Dungannon Enterprise Centre said: “Last week I asked ten local businesses to lend support to the campaign and to create a new job each within the next ten weeks and they all agreed”.  

“A job gives someone possibility. For some it means wealth, or a holiday, or a new car. For

others it may mean a home and a mortgage or being able to get married.

“By simply asking a business was there any possibility of them creating another job? I was overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and desire to come on board.

A number of local experts with specialism in accountancy, business consultation, banking, web and graphic design have also agreed to volunteer their time to support the businesses that have signed the pledge.

Mr MacAuley said: “I would like to acknowledge their support. They are doing this because they believe that by growing local businesses they are making a difference to our community.”

Andrew Dobbin from The Business Mindset who is responsible for facilitating some of the job creation workshops at Dungannon Enterprise Centre said: “The time frame of 10 weeks means businesses are focused into creating the new job.

“They are not alone, as there are numerous business advisors, experts, bankers and entrepreneurs that have agreed to volunteer their support free of charge to this initiative which I hope will gather momentum.”

Dungannon Enterprise Centre has been at the forefront of imaginative ways to create jobs for over 20 years in the area. In December 2013 they converted a 4000

sq ft vacant warehouse unit into a space for 13 small

businesses through the installation of recycled steel

containers.

The CUBE has become a huge success with a waiting list existing for those who wish to rent the self-contained units.