The Government, in November 2011, committed to completing an annual Action Plan for Jobs that would involve the whole of Government focusing on what part they and their agencies could play in protecting or creating jobs. This Plan is for 2012; subsequent Action Plans will be prepared for 2013, 2014 and so on, until our goals are realised.
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In total there are over 270 distinct actions identified to be delivered in 2012 across all Departments of Government and more than 36 agencies of the State. Each action has an identified lead Department or Agency that is responsible for its delivery. Milestones and timeframes for the delivery of each action are detailed in an Annex to the Action Plan which is to be published separately.
At the same meeting of Cabinet that approved the annual Action Plan for Jobs process it was agreed that a Monitoring Group comprising of the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and Forfás would be formed to meet regularly and police the delivery of the actions identified in the report. This monitoring group will report in to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Jobs with a view to quarterly reports on implementation being prepared and published.
This Plan, unlike previous strategies, reports and publications, is geared solely towards carrying out the necessary changes across the sectors to make it easier to do business in Ireland so that as many jobs as possible can be protected and created over the coming years.