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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.

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2016 Action Plan for Jobs Launched

The Government has launched the 2016 Acton Plan for Jobs in which it has targeted 50,000 extra jobs for 2016 including a target of 16,000 new jobs in IDA companies.

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Chamber President to head up Government Regional Task Force

President of the American Chamber and Vice President & Managing Director of EMC Bob Savage is one of a number of Chamber members to have been appointed to lead a regional task force advising the Government on regional job creation.

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World of Talent in Ireland

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD was joined by a gathering of over 100 representatives from many of the top US multinationals in Ireland at a #WorldofTalent event in Dublin. Taking place at the offices of Workday in Smithfield the event heard details of many career opportunities that exist within these companies operating in Ireland, and discussed the experiences of those who have recently returned to Ireland or moved here to take up opportunities in US multinationals.