Due to lack of supply in comparison to demand for IT talents in Ireland, the government of Ireland is trying to attract talents from abroad. Ireland has announced an investment of €1.9 MILLION to invite IT talents from other nations. They have planned to issue three thousand work permits every year to allow foreign nationals to work and live in Ireland. This plan is christened as Tech/Life Ireland, is an online-based venture. This plan aims at exhibiting the culture, lifestyle and success of the nation’s technical sector through digital and social media to entice more grey cell to the country.
The Government wants to boost the economy of Ireland through IT boom and by attracting more talents. It will undertake a massive online marketing strategy to highlight the life and IT sector in Ireland. Central and Southern Europe will be given first preference after the talent movement was analyzed.
ICT -related jobs to receive more investment
Ireland can only become a successful nation by improving the ICT –related industries. This is possible only by attracting good talents to ICT- related sector. The above was stated by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who is the Minister for Innovation, enterprise, and jobs in Ireland. The import of talents from other countries will not render the graduates of Ireland in danger rather it will help them in improving their skills. This venture will not reduce the chances for Irish graduates
Ireland require a world class talent pool to make the ICT –related industry the best in the world. Recent statistice reveal that Ireland has accepted nearly eighty thousand employees across different ICT firms for the last 7 years. There is more requirement in different domains like retail, financial sector, telecom industry and automobile manufacturing. Experts suggest that the 1.9 million euros will span over the next 3 years, as the government of Ireland is all set to boost the labour pool.