Irish jobs have been hit hard by the current financial climate. Ireland’s skilled workforce is struggling to secure and maintain their current employment. Given the global crisis at present, the situation is looking surprisingly promising for Irish citizens and for Irish Jobs in general. Dell, Inc is a major, leading, global corporation employing more than 103,000 people worldwide. When Dell first expanded in 1988, Ireland was its chosen destination, creating Irish jobs here in tough times similar to present day.
Now twenty three years on in 2011, Dell is still creating Irish jobs regardless of the current recession. Our current Prime Minister Enda Kenny stated that Dell Inc, the world leader, will create 150 research and development Irish jobs based mainly in Limerick and Dublin. This shows a great confidence in the Irish workforce despite the country’s financial woes.
Mr Kenny’s new Irish government, which came to power in March, sees Dell’s decision to choose Ireland, as its first global centre for research into cloud computing-storing files and applications online, as a vote of confidence in Ireland. This is a great indicator that Irish Jobs are due to grow.
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, launched the ‘Horizon 2020’, IDA Ireland’s strategic blueprint for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into Ireland in the coming decade. This is a very positive step for Irish jobs.
Horizon 2020 recognises that FDI success is never permanent, while acknowledging that such challenges create business opportunities and help in creating more Irish jobs. Companies and countries best able to continuously adapt and renew themselves will harness those opportunities. Irish higher education institutions and qualifications are recognised worldwide for excellence. With a reputation for high quality education along with renowned friendliness, Ireland is a great location for overseas corporations looking to set up base and create Irish Jobs. Ireland can win new investments that will create thousands of high-quality Irish jobs. These investments will come from the development of existing client companies, industries and markets. New types of companies will also originate in new areas and from new markets. ‘Horizon 2020’ sets out a road-map of what is needed to fuel Ireland’s future success with leading global corporations over the coming decade. Significantly, it also outlines a series of impactful short term goals, including an ambitious target to create more Irish jobs.
The downturn of the current economic climate has a knock on effect on us all and Ireland has certainly been affected. Taking all the above information into consideration along with the mentality of the Irish people powered with a hunger for success, Irish jobs seem to be safe and on the increase.