Ireland. Living and Working. Young highly educated workforce Immigration & Irish returnees National wage agreements English language High female participation rate. Labour Market Factors. Total Population 4.4 million Population Aged 15+ 3,8 million Employment 2,1 million
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Living and Working
Employment Growth 1996-2009
Speak at least basic English
Have enough money to live for 1 month at least
Have somewhere to stay on arrival – Friend www.hostelbookers.comwww.hosteldublin.comKnow before You GoEssential Preparation
Discuss any queries relating to your contract of employment directly with your new employer
Seek pre-departure advice on “L & W”Know before You GoEssential Preparation
No Charge to Jobseekers
Agencies generally charge employers 12% to 20% of first year’s salary.Private Recruitment Agencies
Looking for job in Ireland
Register for Tax – Tax free allowance Cert.
Open a Bank Account
Introduction Letter from employer with exact
details as per Passport
The letter from PPS application received back from Social Welfare Department
Driving Licence or Passport
Details of Irish Address – Utility BillOn arrival -what you need to do
A PPS (Personal Public Service) Number is your unique reference number. This PPS Number will help you to access benefits and information from public service agencies more quickly and more easily. This includes services such as Social Welfare, Revenue, Public Healthcare and Education.
More information on: www.welfare.ie
Current Valid Passport or National Identity Cardand
Evidence of either birth /work /unemployment /residency /tax liability /education and
Evidence of address in Ireland!!!
(Household Bill, Official letter/document, financial statement, property lease or tenancy agreement, verified employers letter. All documents must show the applicants name and address)
PPS Number – How to apply?
Single Person - Tax Credit €1,830
Married Person - Tax Credit €3,660
Example: INCOME TAX – Single Person
Salary of €26,000 euro
A single person pays 20% tax on €26,000 =€5,200
Less €1,830 tax credit =€3370 taxable pay
Chicken (medium) €7.70
Potatoes (2.5kg) €3.80
Milk (1 litre) €0.90
Bottle wine (average) €10.00
Washing up liquid 500ml €1.50Some approximate prices from a typical shopping basket
Temperate climate – lots of rain!
English speaking – the Irish language is still spoken in some areas but for work English is essential.
Many young people – a variety of interests – football, gaelic games, golf, fishing, rugby, music (U2), theatre, cinema etc