BOSE CLOSURE; THE EFFECTS ON CARRICKMACROSS
Michael Fisher Northern Standard Thursday 28th May p.7
Businesses in Carrickmacross are expecting to feel the impact of the Bose closure over the summer. Some of them have been speaking to the Northern Standard about the effect of the job losses.
CATHAL O’GORMAN Market Square Shopping Centre
The loss of Bose will be a big blow to Carrick. The company employed many people since they left school. The weekly wages total of up to approximately €120,000 would now be lost to the town and surrounding area.
GARETH MARRON Butcher
This will take a lot out of the town and will have ongoing consequences. My uncle provided a courier service for Bose but has now retired. I have a van that was also used for courier work and it is now lying idle for most of the week. I hope a new business can be found for the Bose site in the next few weeks.
JIM HAND Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce
The Bose workers were great ambassadors for the town. They were a credit to the company with their loyalty, which was highly prized but not often valued enough. They were a highly skilled workforce with excellent industrial relations and no disputes. Both the IDA and Enterprise Ireland are actively looking for a replacement. People need to be patient and hope that something will turn up. The Local Enterprise Office in Monaghan is there to help anyone with a business idea. The Chamber will be supportive and will help in any way it can for any alternative use of the site. A “start your own business” programme is beginning shortly and the C-Tek premises will shortly be on stream in Carrick