Frank Gleeson: The experience economy needs a talented and trained workforce
Compliance with Covid restrictions has brought much of the experience, entertainment and night-time economy to its knees, and looking beyond Covid we need ambitious investment in talent and skills by government and industry to ensure its return to success
Ireland’s experience economy, and its many branches, forms an integral cornerstone that has catapulted us from economic stragglers to one of the most resilient economies in the world. However, the disproportionate impact of restrictions and continued lack of clarity means that many businesses are facing significant challenges that threaten long-term viability.
The stop-start response to recent Covid developments has brought most of the experience economy to its knees at little more than a moment’s notice. ...