It doesn’t matter why you left or how long you’re gone for, it’s always good to come home. As the Irish employment market is growing again, now is the perfect time to come back to Ireland for good.
Between 2008 and 2014, 132,000 people returned to Ireland, and employers are currently working to bring even more back. They are actively looking to the Irish diaspora to fill skilled roles being created through a combination of continued Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and renewed growth in indigenous businesses. There was a net jobs increase of 33,000 in Ireland in 2014 with the 2015 figure expected to exceed 40,000. In Northern Ireland, almost 14,000 new jobs were created in 2014/15 with 25 new investors establishing operations. These new jobs aren’t limited to the technology and science industries – though they are seeing a lot of growth. The IDA and Invest NI estimate that for every 10 jobs created through FDI, another seven are generated in the wider economy.
That’s why Cpl created our Coming Home guide and why we are now building on that document with one tribe – to help you with the practical task of making the move home. Everything from finding the perfect job to getting your children into school here is covered in these pages.