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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.

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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.

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    Just one thing....

    Deregulation.

    The government are killing jobs, not creating them.

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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.
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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

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    Reduce govt. spending.

    That's it.

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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.

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    Don't we have an overpaid government to do what you are suggesting? Now if I had to stop paying for those clowns I would share my ideas...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZ14 View Post
    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

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