US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has hardened her criticism of the latest Irish-based “corporate inversion” of a US firm for relocating its legal tax home, calling the practice a “perversion.”
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.6%, down from 8.8% the previous month.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken to his social network to announce that its first Irish data centre has begun construction at its designated site in Clonee, Co Meath.
The government will launch its jobs plan for Dublin today, aimed at delivering 10 to 15 per cent employment growth or 66,000 extra jobs by 2020 and turning the capital into a “smart city”.
Three firms are to create over 120 jobs across the island of Ireland, it was confirmed on Thursday.
Salary expectations among employees are getting higher with 66% of Irish revealing they expect a pay rise in 2016.
Later today (18 January) Taoiseach Enda Kenny will help launch the 2016 Action Plan for Jobs, which RTE reports will include a 50,000 target for job creation throughout the year.
Oracle is to add 450 sales jobs at its Dublin offices in a European-wide expansion to support the growth of its cloud computing business.
US multinationals in Ireland are expected to create an additional 14,000 jobs here over the next 24 months, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham).
Ireland’s services sector expanded strongly in December to mark over three years of unbroken growth, a survey showed on Wednesday, as the economy outpaced its European peers in 2015 for a second successive year.
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