Unemployment what crisis ?

hammer

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Ian Kehoe from SBP has done some research. We will need immigration in the next 5 years :)

In the past month Battie has announced 980 new jobs
In the past 5 months the Government have announced 1,200 high quality jobs
Firms supported by EI have created a further 1,000 jobs in the 6 months

Happy days

Battie has also announced a further 10,000 will be created under the €36 million PRSI incentive scheme ( cost of net €3,600 per job )

IDA has announced that within 5 years it will create 105,000 new jobs
The innovation task force strategy proposal has promised 115,000 new jobs.
Smart Economy document has earmarked 250,000 new jobs
Green energy strategy document another 80,000
Last week Enterprises Ireland another 60,000 promised over the next 5 years


If you add them all up you get 600,000 new jobs.


We have without doubt turned the corner......................if they think we believe that BS :)
 


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I think at this stage people have given up all hope.

The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are in some type of twilight zone hoping for positive news.

Im just waiting for the house of cards to finally collapse so we can get on with rebuilding.

I watched a film late last night that was on Film 4 , It was a film by ken Loache called the Navigators.

It tells the story of the reactions of five Sheffield rail workers to the privatisation of the railway maintenance organisation for which they all work, and the consequences for them. The film was inspired by the failure of the Connex South Central and the Connex South Eastern franchises: Connex lost both franchises because of poor service.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Navigators_(movie)

I would recommend people watch this film to see our industry has been destroyed both here in Ireland as well as the UK.

Without real jobs our country will never survive.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Navigators_(movie)
 

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Add in all those "employed" on FAS schemes and in mature third level education and we will all be double-jobbing!!
 

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Stop it Hammer, there are jobs for us all working at Tesco 12 hours per week on the checkouts!

Tesco Ireland to create 748 jobs


Tesco Ireland is to open seven new stores and generate hundreds of jobs as part of a €113m investment.


Under the retailer's investment plans for the next year, the €113m will be spent redeveloping and opening new stores.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0714/tesco.html


Just forget about the small retailers that will go out of business thanks to Tesco.
 

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748 new jobs.

1200 job losses when the Tesco`s open :(

Tesco convenience opened a new unit on Thomas Street. Next door to Centra. Over time there will only be one winner :(
 

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All those job announcements wiped out by BOI today. 750 job losses. More to come.

We need a strategy quickly. Enough of the "spin" crap :(
 

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Biffo and Batty and their 5 year plans

unfortunately 5 years plans have more than a hint of Stalinism about them and when you count in the number of times that they are announced and reannounced and reannounced

it well it is just very disheartening


2,500 jobs?? big deal (BOI 750, Vodafone circa 125, and no doubt AIB will come in shortly with a number similiar to BOI-nearly wipes out the fanfare)
 

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The only way to create jobs is to cut taxes and costs for business.By doing so ,you encourage people to invest in their business and create jobs. By limiting taxation, you stimulate the economy and create jobs. This is the "idiot's guide" for getting out of a recession-you allow bad businesses to go to the wall, you encourage new ones to start up and you certainly don't bail out broke banks!
The likes of the I.D.A. and F.A.S. have squandered billions of euro on poor employment and training policies in the last decade. The "Croke Park" careers expos were all about encouraging people into the construction industry and look at the legacy-160,000 ex-construction workers on the dole right now.
Bottom line is that the Government and its agencies won't solve the jobs crisis-because they are responsible for the crisis!
 

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Actually, despite being anti-FF and considering these job announcements rubbish (the best was Tesco "new jobs" when in fact these will replace remaining local retail jobs with poor Tesco ones), I do think people are being too pessimistic.

Even yet, a substantial section of unemployment is from construction layoffs and the knock-on effect (and effect from others tightening their belts) of retail layoffs. Even though other areas and professional jobs have been lost, the unemployment rate for those with qualifications is far lower than the headline rate, lower still when you take out those who are just on for a few months looking for a new job.
 

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"the unemployment rate for those with qualifications is far lower than the headline rate, lower still when you take out those who are just on for a few months looking for a new job."

What does this mean?
 

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The company I work for has grown from 6 to 28 employees in the past 15 months. We're an Irish startup medical device firm and we're working frantically now to fulfill our first sizable order to an Asian firm.

Everyone in the company has at least a Bachelors, at least half have Phds and there are four MBAs.
 

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The company I work for has grown from 6 to 28 employees in the past 15 months. We're an Irish startup medical device firm and we're working frantically now to fulfill our first sizable order to an Asian firm.

Everyone in the company has at least a Bachelors, at least half have Phds and there are four MBAs.
Thats a lot of Genius under the same roof must be hard on the aul ego:rolleyes:
 

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Just on the TESCO thing, this is a cracking read



subtitled - "How one shop came out on top and why it matters".

This is also worth a look Tescopoly - Home

On the general point of job announcements, this is all "bread and circuses".

Can anyone genuinely recall any company/initiative actually achieving job numbers as announced?

Nobody ever seems to follow it up. Far more scrutiny is needed.
 


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