Skills and Talent Development, Retention and Attraction

AmCham believes that continued investment in higher education is key to producing highly skilled graduates and attracting and retaining multinational investment in Ireland. We continue to advocate for the promotion of increased apprenticeship options as an alternative pathway for students post-secondary level education and be linked with a national upskilling and re-skilling strategy to encourage life-long learning.

AmCham believes access to suitable and affordable accommodation is critical to attracting US multinational investment. We believe that a strategy should be launched to bring derelict buildings across the country back into the housing market and for the publication of an accommodation roadmap with targets to increase the availability of housing.

The complete digitalisation of Immigration Service Delivery and the Employment Permits Unit is also a priority for AmCham as this is necessary to provide the best start for people relocating to Ireland for work as well as for their partners or families.