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Sourcing skilled talent chief driver in highest ever FDI employment figures

FDI Employment Hits New Benchmark of 187,056 People.

IDA IRELAND, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has announced the highest level of employment in its client companies in its 67 year history. Total employment at overseas companies now stands at 187,056 people, the highest level on record.

IDA client companies created just under 19,000 (18,983) jobs on the ground during the year across a range of sectors, with every region of Ireland posting net gains in jobs. Net jobs were 11,833 compared to 7,131 in the same time period last year – representing a year-on-year rise of 66%.

The ability to source skilled talent was the chief driver of the performance, said the organisation today - combined with Ireland's long track record of attracting global companies. Ireland’s stable taxation regime has also contributed to investor confidence.

Source: IDA Ireland