Chamber reaction to National Pen job losses

Dundalk Chamber is disappointed at the announcement of further losses at National Pen, which are not seasonal adjustments. We hope that the fact that the lead in time of one year will enable a programme of training and other supports will enable all effected to identify new job opportunities.

The Chamber has through its SKILLNET programme over the last two years already seen the level of upskilling and retraining that is possible. We will of course make our resources available to help in anyway.

We do note that the company has already identified Ireland and the Dundalk region as an excellent place to operate ecommerce and both back office and HQ from. We look forward to working with National Pen in continuing to support this venture.

National Pen is well aware of the advantages of locating digital and ecommerce activities within the M1 corridor an area of 2,300,000 offering the ideal place to work and live.