Work permits for immigrants up by 20 per cent

Last year, 6,000 new work permits were issued

12th June, 2016
Jobs minister Mary Mitchell OConnor said the rise in work permits was being driven by skills shortages in engineering, technology and jobs requiring foreign languages Pic: RollingNews.ie

The number of immigrants granted permission to work here has soared by over 20 per cent in another sign of the economic recovery.

However, a review of the work permit rules is being carried out to control the flow of immigrant workers from outside the EU, so that only those with required skills are admitted.

Last year, 6,000 new work permits were issued, compared to around 4,860 in 2015. And another 2,400 new work permits have...

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