World of Talent in Ireland

  • Release Date: 16/12/2015

American Chamber estimates job growth of 14,000 in Irish based US multinationals over the next two years

  • #WorldofTalent event attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in the offices of Workday in Dublin’s Smithfield, to showcase current job vacancies in US multinationals

  • World of Talent in Ireland is an American Chamber initiative supported by IDA Ireland and US multinationals to encourage Irish people working abroad, and others wishing to come to Ireland, to take up job opportunities at US companies 

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. 
World of Talent in Ireland is an initiative run by the American Chamber with the support of IDA Ireland. It is design to showcase the career opportunities that now exist in Ireland to encourage more people to consider relocating here. The programme is closely aligned with the Government’s #Hometowork campaign.
The companies attending today’s event together employ over 45,000 people and between them plan employment growth across their companies of over 10% (4,920) between 2016 and 2017.  US multinationals in total employ over 140,000 people in Ireland, and have already announced approx. new 7,500 jobs in 2015.  Based on the employment plans of the companies represented at today’s event, the American Chamber estimates additional job creation throughout the US multinational sector of around 10% over the next two years, which will translate into a further 14,000 new jobs in Ireland.

Speaking at the event An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said "This is great initiative by IDA Ireland and the American Chamber to recognise the extraordinarily talented people we have in this country and the opportunities that exist here. Our highly-educated, productive and entrepreneurial people are one of our major advantages in attracting investment and we will do everything we can to seal Ireland's reputation as a place to find the best people to do the best job.  Next year, the Government hopes that the number of our people coming home to work in Ireland will exceed the number of people leaving.  I want them to know they can be confident in doing so because this Government is committed to a long term economic plan to keep the recovery going and the country moving in the right direction."

Speaking at the #WorldofTalent event, Eamonn Sinnott, President of the American Chamber and GM of Intel in Ireland, said “It’s great to hear such enthusiasm and optimism today among our US companies. As a country, we have a lot to offer both as a place to live and to work and the American Chamber has been focussing strongly on promoting Ireland to international talent and to our own emigrants whom we want to attract home. For Ireland to continue to grow its economy it is essential that we attract the best and the brightest talent from across the world.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland said: “When we meet with clients and ask them about their priorities when developing their businesses in Ireland, talent is always at the top of the list. No business can succeed without good talent, and this initiative will make our diaspora aware of the many fantastic opportunities that exist within companies located in Ireland.

About World of Talent in Ireland 

World of Talent in Ireland is a joint initiative by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and IDA Ireland. The campaign highlights abroad the career opportunities that now exist in Ireland, with a view to attracting talent here.  The campaign is supported by many leading multinational companies across Ireland.  The website is designed to be a one-stop-shop online resource filled with valuable information for those considering moving to Ireland, as well as testimonials from those who already have.