Thursday, 4 October 2012

Be Rewarded for Introducing Ireland

An Irish Government programme, Succeed in Ireland, will offer a financial reward of €1,500 per job up to a maximum of 100 jobs to people who can host introductions to overseas companies which subsequently invest and create new sustainable jobs in Ireland.

ConnectIreland is implementing an incentivised global referral model asking individuals to make contact with family, friends and business connections, to identify and make introductions between ConnectIreland and overseas companies considering international expansion. 

Open to all nationalities, Ireland is the first country in the world to offer an incentivised referral programme to boost efforts to attract foreign direct investment. ConnectIreland is also targeting the Irish Diaspora estimated to be 70 million worldwide to drive introductions to companies considering international expansion. 
Almost six months after launching over 300 companies have been suggested to ConnectIreland via the referral marketing programme, creating a strong pipeline of potential investors. Ireland was not on the radar of these companies prior to introductions. These companies were introduced to ConnectIreland by Connectors from Ireland and all over the world. FDI specialists in ConnectIreland are currently examining the viability of between 10 and 12 of these possible investment projects with decisions expected by year end. The ConnectIreland programme will predominantly seek to target small-to-medium overseas companies looking for growth internationally.
ConnectIreland welcomed its first success story in May when Carlow based Eddie Horkan’s contacts led to US engineering firm Intergeo Services creating 30 jobs in Carlow. Under the initiative Mr Horkan will receive a payment of €45,000 from the Irish Government for helping to bring the new jobs to Ireland.
IDA Ireland has appointed ConnectIreland to deliver the Succeed in Ireland initiative as part of the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2012 which aims to create a minimum of 5,000 new jobs over five years.

What can you do right now to help create new jobs in Ireland?
1. Register your support on
2. Ask your employer to send a ConnectIreland message to staff
3. Tell at least 3 friends about ConnectIreland
4. Keep your eyes and ears open for Ireland

For further information on Succeed in Ireland or to register your support call 056 7797 322 or see

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  Published on Mar 7, 2012 by

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