Ireland tops list in world rankings for skilled labour, competitiveness improves
IRELAND has risen four notches to 20th in a ranking of world competitiveness, according to a survey of 4,000 executives by Swiss business school IMD.
And the country is now top of the list for the availability of skilled labour.
We also rank high up in the categories of flexibility and adaptability of the workforce.
Other positives are openness to foreign investors, corporation tax and business legislation.
"The fact that Ireland continues to lead the way in availability of skilled labour adds significantly to our reputation as a host for Foreign Direct Investment and the outlook for maintaining this position in the future remains positive," said Barry O’Leary, chief executive IDA Ireland.
According to another survey, the 2012 Talent Shortage Survey ranked Ireland as the global leader for the availability of skills and the easiest region in which to fill talent.