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Microsoft chief's advice for Ireland Inc

Ireland's ability to attract overseas investment depends on the availability of non-national workers, according to Steve Ballmer, the chief executive of Microsoft, which employs 1,200 people in Dublin.

8th October, 2005

Ireland's ability to attract overseas investment depends on the availability of non-national workers, according to Steve Ballmer, the chief executive of Microsoft, which employs 1,200 people in Dublin.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Ballmer said full employment in Ireland could pose problems for future developments.

“If somebody wanted to open a new site here, a big new operation, there is probably a question of where the talent comes from,” he said.

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