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Job Creation Plans - Have you any Ideas?


DAZ14

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A lot of talk on this website and all over the country about the state of the country, the massive hole in the public finances and the unemployment crisis and the debt burden which has now reached 118% of GDP. The standardized unemployment rate fell to 14.6% last month due to people leaving the labour force and outward migration heavily concentrated in the 24-35 year old demographic. It is clear we need growth to enhance debt sustainability and central to growth is job creation. Have you any ideas for jobs creation that the Government could consider implementing or including in the action plan for jobs?

SME's constitute 70% of private sector employment in this country. Supporting SME's needs to be the central part of any jobs plan as multinationals are quite capital intensive and public sector will be downsized in years ahead. One idea I have is for the Government to consider setting up a Youth Entrepreneurship Fund to encourage young entrepreneur's establishing their own enterprises. Social welfare entitlement for those who try but fail also needs to be looked at, I am aware it is under review but changing incentives to encourage people to set up SME's is key. Maybe a PRSI tax holiday for one year for every new job created could also be considered in labour intensive sectors.

Just wondering if anyone here has any ideas as I would love to hear them and think we should consider having a debate on this. Any idea no matter how small could make a difference.
 

storybud1

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Man it is so simple to create jobs here,

1) Enforce proper immigration work visas - well in 2014 thousands of Roma and Bulgarians will turn up and sit on the dole etc, David Cameron is crapping himself.
2) Have a referendum and claim back the oil - instant jobs, get energy independence on the table.
3) Totally reform the agri/food supply chain to get cheap 100% safe protein available, bigger farms and more efficiency.
4) Get the Country as crime free as possible ASAP, better education, proper jail sentences, rid the Country of criminals and you will see FDI flood in.
5) Classics and Science should be a standard subject from age 10, there are geniuses yet to be found and we still teach rubbish.
6) Get the basics , crime free, highly educated workforce, EU member, average wages but quality and security is what every investor wants.

Then sell like mad, this is what we have to keep doing, never rest and always be hungry for more investment.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Just one thing....

Deregulation.

The government are killing jobs, not creating them.
 

stopdoingstuff

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1. Get rid of the minimum wage.
2. Void and re-set boom-era rental contracts.
3. Exempt micro-business start-ups from most regulation.
4. Privatize certain public sector processes along the lines of the Swedish model.
5. Cut local authority rates.
6. Get a bunch of experienced Euopean, American and Asian small lenders and offer them preferential terms to set up small business lending operations here.
7. Exempt micro-businesses from most regulations until they reach a certain level of development.
8. Fund advanced infrastructure by issuing bonds linked to the cash-flows they realize.
9. Legalize drugs and prostitution.
10. Examine the policies of the top ten most competitive economies in the world and begin adapting their policies to suit our needs. That means looking at Switzerland, Singapore, HK, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Germany and others and figuring out how we can use and better their policies. If that means inviting in foreign expertise, do it asap. Who has the best run ports in the world? The best run airports? The best science and technology education? Get them in on the game. That would immediately create jobs but would pay off much more in the long term.
 

viper999

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Ya leave the euro and devalue like Iceland did by 50% and tell the banks take a hike, worked well for them impressive unemployment rate of 4.2%, we export more than we import with our balance of trade in the black, so that would be a good idea to boost employment, trying to find a solution to the crisis while in the euro is like pi$$ing into the wind
 

Johnny Zordan

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Alot of thick people who don't know 2+2=4 had high paid jobs during the boom on building sites, They will never work again.
 

daveL

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Wonder what the uptake on say 50 year bonds solely for strategic infrastructural projects would be...
 

daveL

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A lot of talk on this website and all over the country about the state of the country, the massive hole in the public finances and the unemployment crisis and the debt burden which has now reached 118% of GDP. The standardized unemployment rate fell to 14.6% last month due to people leaving the labour force and outward migration heavily concentrated in the 24-35 year old demographic. It is clear we need growth to enhance debt sustainability and central to growth is job creation. Have you any ideas for jobs creation that the Government could consider implementing or including in the action plan for jobs?

SME's constitute 70% of private sector employment in this country. Supporting SME's needs to be the central part of any jobs plan as multinationals are quite capital intensive and public sector will be downsized in years ahead. One idea I have is for the Government to consider setting up a Youth Entrepreneurship Fund to encourage young entrepreneur's establishing their own enterprises. Social welfare entitlement for those who try but fail also needs to be looked at, I am aware it is under review but changing incentives to encourage people to set up SME's is key. Maybe a PRSI tax holiday for one year for every new job created could also be considered in labour intensive sectors.

Just wondering if anyone here has any ideas as I would love to hear them and think we should consider having a debate on this. Any idea no matter how small could make a difference.
Cut government spending and decrease taxes on employment
 

Crazy horse 6

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Pay people an actual wage and make it worth their while having a job.

1. Hire minimum wage to at least 10 euro and hour.

2. Cut 25% across the board from the dole.

Impossible for a working man to feed,heat,cloth his family on the pathetic low wages on offer at the moment and as seen many stay on the dole instead.
 

Howya

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Force the banks to face reality on their bad loans and take sufficient write downs - until that happens, regular credit to businesses will be stiffled.

Governments can't create long term jobs - the government can create a better base for people and companies to be creative, grow their business and employ people.
 

Burnout

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I have a life.
1. Get rid of the minimum wage.
2. Void and re-set boom-era rental contracts.
3. Exempt micro-business start-ups from most regulation.
4. Privatize certain public sector processes along the lines of the Swedish model.
5. Cut local authority rates.
6. Get a bunch of experienced Euopean, American and Asian small lenders and offer them preferential terms to set up small business lending operations here.
7. Exempt micro-businesses from most regulations until they reach a certain level of development.
8. Fund advanced infrastructure by issuing bonds linked to the cash-flows they realize.
9. Legalize drugs and prostitution.
10. Examine the policies of the top ten most competitive economies in the world and begin adapting their policies to suit our needs. That means looking at Switzerland, Singapore, HK, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Germany and others and figuring out how we can use and better their policies. If that means inviting in foreign expertise, do it asap. Who has the best run ports in the world? The best run airports? The best science and technology education? Get them in on the game. That would immediately create jobs but would pay off much more in the long term.
Bar (9) I could have written it myself, especially those in bold. It is so hard to get started that the red tape and fear of more red tape gets you by the neck as soon as you start. Then everyone has the hand out, accountant, company reg office, gov rates, excessive utility bills, difficulty in getting overdraft and small loans. Remember you havent sold anything yet.

You cant pay yourself anything yet and if you need someone to work on a specific task or machine you are committed to min wage requirements and agreements (remember you have'nt sold anything yet) then start paying vat up front and pay the book keeper, running a car (and all the additional costs) to go and try and sell something to pay all those things on the list there. Long hours, little or no weekends. And there are pages more of little details. Welcome to the world of the self employed start up.

What I hear you cry, no pay for months, no freebies, no pension for life, no union to fight for your laziness and entitlement mentality. No 9:30 - 4:30 days, no paid sick days, extra pay for minding the copier paper? Thats the real world.
 

emulator

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Force the banks to face reality on their bad loans and take sufficient write downs - until that happens, regular credit to businesses will be stiffled.

Governments can't create long term jobs - the government can create a better base for people and companies to be creative, grow their business and employ people.
Ah sure you're behind the times there.... NAMA will free up credit to small businesses.... that's why it was set up dontcha know !
 

MauriceColgan

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Clean up and maintain the Grand canal as a tourist attraction all the way from Dublin and not just from the outskirts and central Dublin.

The canal was a wonderful amenity for those living close by from Dolphins barn to the Nass road when I was a boy. Fishing, Swimming, and strolling the banks.

A Guerilla gardener is doing his best close to Golden bridge, planting trees shrubs and flowers.

Why let the gurriers win? Bring back Garda Lugs Brannigan!
 

Mad as Fish

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As I have said before several times what is needed is an economy with money circulating within it. There is absolutely no point in trying to start a small business if people are only spending on essentials because the big boys have the essentials covered. Mr Tesco No2 is not going to appear overnight.

Let's look at some other problems. Digitalisation is a big one. Cheap consumer items produced on semi automated, if not fully automated, production lines has made the cost of replacement cheaper than that of repair. If the telly goes tits up do you buy a new one or repair the old? Same with washing machines and lawn mowers, we bought a Chinese strimmer last year for less than it would cost for repairs to the old Stihl. Will it last as long? No, but it will still be cheaper to replace than repair. So who is going to make a living out of servicing these items?

Photography is another service industry that has been completely knocked on the head by digital. Yes, there will always be a call for high end studio and location work but the bread and butter end of the business is a disaster area for pros. If 160,000 young people emigrated over the last couple of years then that's roughly 80,000 less weddings for photographers and the catering industry to serve. Web design is another area that is not what it was. If you are half familiar with IT and working with the net then you can now put your own site together for peanuts.

Want a hair cut? The guy who does mine charges 20% less than he did a couple of years ago and there is now twice as much competition as there was in town. Car repair, furniture, clothing, haulage/distribution, pubs, catering, building maintenance, agricultural contracting, farm machinery and on and on and on. All these are service industries that have suffered because A) consumers money is being siphoned off by unavoidable costs such as taxes, mortgages etc and B) low returns for produce.

What will help is the return of confidence but with the government threatening a new or higher tax every five minutes, fear of job security, depressed wages and no let up on the the country needlessly shipping its capital abroad back into the maws of bondholders who do nothing useful with it then it's not going to happen anytime soon.

As for manufacturing? Well, who here has a product they have enough confidence in to convince a bank to lend them 50 or even a 100k to start a small factory?

As I see it the fundamentals have shifted over the last few years and we are not just talking about the lack of building work, it goes deeper than that and I am not sure what to do about it. However, the most basic mistake we can make is to export the capital required to put any scheme or plan into operation. This country will go nowhere without the money churning over within local economies. Chinese wages and dole cuts will simply exacerbate the problems, not fix them.
 

realistic1

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Man it is so simple to create jobs here,

1) Enforce proper immigration work visas - well in 2014 thousands of Roma and Bulgarians will turn up and sit on the dole etc, David Cameron is crapping himself.
2) Have a referendum and claim back the oil - instant jobs, get energy independence on the table.
3) Totally reform the agri/food supply chain to get cheap 100% safe protein available, bigger farms and more efficiency.
4) Get the Country as crime free as possible ASAP, better education, proper jail sentences, rid the Country of criminals and you will see FDI flood in.
5) Classics and Science should be a standard subject from age 10, there are geniuses yet to be found and we still teach rubbish.
6) Get the basics , crime free, highly educated workforce, EU member, average wages but quality and security is what every investor wants.

Then sell like mad, this is what we have to keep doing, never rest and always be hungry for more investment.
but the above will not suit our Political and business elites, so any other solution????
 

realistic1

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Clean up and maintain the Grand canal as a tourist attraction all the way from Dublin and not just from the outskirts and central Dublin.

The canal was a wonderful amenity for those living close by from Dolphins barn to the Nass road when I was a boy. Fishing, Swimming, and strolling the banks.

A Guerilla gardener is doing his best close to Golden bridge, planting trees shrubs and flowers.

Why let the gurriers win? Bring back Garda Lugs Brannigan!


Them 'gurriers' have created some of the best paid jobs in the legal profession, courtesy of the Legal aid system.
 
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