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Latest Press Releases from the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.

 

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US companies among ‘Best places to Work’

Great Place to Work, the organisation which identifies and classifies the world’s best workplaces held their annual awards ceremony yesterday to celebrate the best companies in Ireland to work for. The 700 US companies with operations in Ireland were well represented and featured highly across all of the main categories with six out of the top ten companies in the large category (251+ employees) being US based.

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MSD to create 200 new jobs in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary

Leading healthcare company MSD will create 200 new jobs across three of its Irish manufacturing sites by the end of 2016. MSD is recruiting experienced professionals for positions based at MSD’s locations in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. The new roles include Operations, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Commercial Operations.

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EU-US Privacy Shield

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU and US on Transatlantic data transfers.

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Bob Savage appointed President 2016

There are potentially serious implications for both businesses and individuals if a new data transfer mechanism is not agreed between the EU and US according to the newly appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, Bob Savage. Mr. Savage, who is Vice President of EMC and General Manager of EMC’s Global Centre of Excellence in Cork, was speaking to the media to mark his appointment as American Chamber President.

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EU Commission Taxation Proposals

The American Chamber has responded to the proposals issued today by the European Commission in relation increased transparency in international taxation.

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National Skills Strategy

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have launched the new National Skills Strategy 2025. The Strategy identifies Ireland’s current skills profile, provides a strategic vision and specific objectives for Ireland’s future skills requirements, and sets out a road map for how the vision and objectives can be achieved.

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Facebook to begin construction on Data Centre

Following approval form Meath County Council and An Bord Pleanála Facebook will commence construction of its 31000 sq.m Data Centre in Clonee, Co Meath. Facebook has said the data centre will create hundreds of temporary construction jobs and dozens of other permanent operations positions.

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First Data to establish Research & Development Hub

First Data has announced it intends to establish a research and development center in Ireland that will house up to 300 highly skilled employees. The R&D center will be located in Nenagh, County Tipperary. First Data’s new facility will be the company’s first Irish location outside of Dublin. First Data currently employs approximately 300 workers in two separate facilities in Dublin.