Obelisk first opened its doors in 1996 with its headquarters located just outside of Cavan town. We have been a key employer in the border region (consisting of counties Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo) ever since. We are actively involved and fully support the Governments action plan for jobs which places a huge emphasis on developing the jobs potential of the region. Their action plan is the fruit of significant collaborative work between all the businesses, people and public sector bodies within the region and it is the collaborative efforts of all these stakeholders which will help to make a real and lasting impact on the jobs potential of the region.
According to the ‘Action plan for jobs 2015-2017’ the strength of the Region’s enterprise base has seen the Region deliver one of the strongest performances in the country in the growth of employment. Since the launch of the national Action Plan for Jobs, employment has grown by almost 12% in the Region with over 20,000 additional people at work. The Region has significant potential for further growth. Employment in the Region is growing and the unemployment rate has fallen from its peak of almost 17% to now stand at the national average of 9.3% (Q3 2015). The aim of their plan is to capitalise on this potential to drive a further 10-15% increase in employment in the region by 2020. Obelisk are fully supportive of this plan and of any initiatives that will create further employment in the border region.