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This week it was announced by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg that the company plans to hire 1,000 people across 60 teams in Ireland in 2019. The jobs created will span the engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.
In one of the largest single jobs announcements by an FDI company based in Ireland, Salesforce today announced the expansion of its team by 1,500 new staff over the next five years.
AmCham’s vision is that Ireland is an inclusive location-of-choice for talent and innovation with global impact. At this week’s “Global Ireland 2025 International Conference”, organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFaT) , we were reminded of the talented and innovative (DFaT) team that has a global impact representing Ireland.
A new American Chamber survey, launched at Fidelity Investments has examined leaders' perceptions of diversity and inclusion, showing that member companies are prioritising mental health.
Minister Simon Harris was guest of honour at the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland’s annual Thanksgiving Lunch today in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, attended by over 700 members of the Chamber. This was later followed by an evening of celebrations at Slack with the Chamber’s Emerging Leader’s network getting the opportunity to hear from Lisa Ruttledge, Co-founder of FoddMarble, Vanessa Brennan, Senior Engineering Manager at Slack and Former Dublin All-Star and Founder of PepTalk.ie, Bernard Brogan.
Now in their fifth year, The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards celebrate cutting-edge research and innovations of outstanding calibre in a range of sectors.
Issued 9 October, 2019. Speaking in response to Budget 2019, The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland welcomed continued reductions in the personal tax burden, which it believes is needed to make it easier to attract and retain jobs in Ireland. However, the Chamber notes that Ireland’s personal tax regime still remains uncompetitive on the global stage and believes future budgets should continue this trend of pro-jobs reform of our personal tax system.
The two-way economic role played by the US in Ireland, and Ireland in the US is becoming more increasingly important - a transatlantic relationship that directly supports over 255,000 jobs.