Wednesday 20 September 2017

Mid West to lure emigrants home

There have been around 7,800 jobs announced for Limerick alone over the past three years. Stock image
There have been around 7,800 jobs announced for Limerick alone over the past three years. Stock image
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

Employers in the Mid West Region are to launch a Christmas campaign aimed at encouraging emigrants home for the holiday to stay and take up jobs in the region.

As many as 3,000 jobs in sectors including IT and engineering will need to be filled in the region over the next three years, according to the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum.

Limerick, Shannon, Ennis and Nenagh in particular are host to a high number of multinationals and indigenous employers, including Dell, Intel, Uber and Northern Trust.

There have been around 7,800 jobs announced for Limerick alone over the past three years.

The recruitment drive will kick off at a breakfast briefing on Thursday at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick.

"We are now in a position where we have particular skills requirements that we have to meet and the IT sector is the most acute in that respect," said Orlaith Borthwick, regional skills manager Mid-West.

"The big advantage we have is that not alone is this a fantastic and very affordable place to live and work but the posts available are in exciting, cutting-edge sectors," she said.

Niall O'Callaghan, the regional manager of IDA Mid-West, said: "Brands such as ACI Worldwide, WP Engine, Trusource Labs and Casa Systems are all looking for talented and passionate people to work and live in the Mid-West Region," said The campaign is likely to focus on traffic through Shannon Airport in particular.

Irish Independent

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