Thousands of workers are are still moving to Ireland to work – even though unemployment is high in Ireland – there is still strong demand for people with specific IT and language skills.
The numbers of qualified Irish graduates is not enough to match the demand . There are more opportunities than there are people to fill them.
Seamus McEvoy, head of careers at Cork Universuty said the overwhelming majority of their 50 computer science and 120 business information systems graduates from 2010 were in employment.
A spokesman for internet giant Google – who are located on Barrow Street, Dublin, said the company currently had vacancies for people with Greek, Swedish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Danish and Hebrew language skills.
About 60% of Google’s Dublin employees are from abroad. Dublin is still seen as a good place to live and work.