Amárach have supported the Hireland job creation movement since the start of the year. The big news today is that Hireland has reached its target of 5,000 jobs pledged.
At the time of the Hireland launch in January, Amárach Research conducted research amongst the small medium enterprise sector. One of the findings revealed that Irish employers were flip flopping around the decision about whether to hire, or not but encouragingly slightly more than half (52%) plan to hire one or more new employees this year. With an injection of collective positivity, it would appear that Hireland’s message is being acted upon; Irish businesses all over country are taking on, so that Ireland can take off.
Hireland is now planning to develop a network of volunteers across the Republic of Ireland. Today marks the launch of “The County Call” for volunteers.
“We believe that local communities have a passionate pride and self-belief. “The County Call” will harness this passion and add to the incredible results Hireland has already achieved – all we need is one person per county to help us kick-start the local movement. So we’re looking for one volunteer representative from each county who would act as the local Hireland lead,” says Lucy Masterson.
Those interested in getting involved as the local representative should log onto http://www.hireland.ie/yes-we-will for further details. Closing dates for receipt of applications is 30th September 2012.*
Full breakdown of jobs by county and sector is outlined below:
* Note: Hireland is an entirely volunteer not-for-profit initiative and therefore all those interested in getting involved would be doing so on a voluntary basis and terms and conditions apply.