Future Jobs Ireland

9 April 2019 

Government launches Future Jobs Ireland to answer the future needs of our businesses and workers

  • As we approach full employment, how do we ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past and avoid complacency when it comes to the major economic risks that face Ireland in the years ahead?

  • How do we prepare workers and enterprises for the inevitable technological changes coming and the move to a low carbon economy?

  • How do we increase the productivity of our SME sector?

  • How do we ensure that there is the right work-life balance, so that higher participation levels in the workforce are achieved?

  • Future Jobs Ireland is a new whole-of Government plan to secure Ireland’s economic success. It complements Project Ireland 2040 and Global Ireland 2025 as whole-of-Government strategies charting an ambitious course for Ireland’s future development.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Sunday, 10 March) launched Future Jobs Ireland 2019: Preparing Now for Tomorrow’s Economy, a new, whole-of-Government framework for the next phase of Ireland’s economic development.

Future Jobs Ireland 2019 is the first in a series of annual reports, which outlines the Government’s longer-term ambitions for the future of the economy, under five key pillars: 

  • Embracing Innovation and Technological Change
  • Improving SME Productivity
  • Enhancing Skills & Developing and Attracting Talent
  • Increasing Participation in the Workforce
  • Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy