It is expected that some employers based in the United Kingdom are likely to move part of their business to Ireland to maintain a presence in Europe, however, there is still uncertainty regarding a lot of the changes that would be as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. That said, some companies are already investing in Ireland to ensure they can participate in EU-funded work programs.
It’s anticipated that Ireland will experience its second largest economic growth in the European Union over the next year. Investment in this market is sure to follow however location strategy will be of high importance for organizations as the quality of infrastructure and technological capabilities vary widely from one location to the next within this market.
Some of the key skills seeing burgeoning growth in the last couple years include: call center roles, customer service, financial services, and tech support. While this is not the lowest cost market for these and similar skills the quality of the workforce regarding English proficiency, skill level, and education have continued to remain strong benefits to workforce engagements in this market.