Saturday 23 September 2017

IDA Ireland hiring 35 staff to entice more FDI

Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland and Louise Phelan, President of the American Chamber. Picture: Jason Clarke Photography
Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland and Louise Phelan, President of the American Chamber. Picture: Jason Clarke Photography

IDA Ireland is hiring an additional 35 staff to target foreign direct investment from firms that don't have a presence here.

The move is part of a new Government initiative called ‘Winning Abroad’ which is funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise  & Innovation, under the Action Plan for Jobs 2014.

A three-year investment programme, Winning Abroad will work to market Ireland’s value proposition and range of advantages as a location for inward investment to international companies across high value manufacturing, R&D and global business services.

The initiative’s target is to win an additional 10,000 jobs for Ireland and executives are being sought for locations like London, Paris, New York and Mumbai.

“IDA as an organisation has had several successful years of delivering FDI for Ireland," said chief executive Barry O'Leary.

"Now the organisation has been given the opportunity to build on that success with additional resources to win more employment and investment from global markets.

"The new staff will target new companies not currently in Ireland, with the aim of creating 10,000 additional new jobs for the Irish economy’’.

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