Why Ireland is winning the war for talent

With a fast-growing economy and English as its primary language, this country has attracted 17 of the world’s top 20 financial organisations

26th March, 2017
Why Ireland is winning the war for talent
Hamish Reid, head of international financial services at Sigmar Recruitment Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

The phenomenal growth of the international financial services sector in Ireland is in large part due to the country’s young, skilled and flexible workforce.

Since the late 1980s, the sector has extended beyond its origins in Dublin to the regions, becoming the employment sector of choice nationally.

Seventeen of the world’s top 20 financial organisations have significant operations in Ireland, including BNP Paribas, Citibank, HSBC and JP Morgan. These organisations employ 40,000 people,...

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