The Celtic Workforce (Winnipeg) (Winnipeg)
Guest Speaker: Linda West, MBA, PhD., President - Actyl Workforce Solutions
Ireland, once one of the world’s biggest economic success stories, is now facing major economic difficulties. GDP growth averaged 6% in 1995-2007, but economic activity dropped sharply in 2008 and now remains flat. Ireland has found it impossible to re-finance their government debt without assistance and the word austerity is repeated everywhere. The unemployment rate is now the fourth worst of the 27 EU countries, with only Spain, Greece and Portugal with higher levels. For Irish men, this means that 17.9% are unemployed. It is no wonder that emigration is continuing to increase sharply. Western Canada is now seeing a construction boom while Ireland is seeing a construction bust. In fact, Ireland’s sharp jump in unemployment has been attributed to the collapse of the construction industry after an artificially high housing boom. Ireland continues to produce large numbers of highly educated and skilled workers, ranking 4th in the OECD, despite economic pressures. Ireland’s workforce is english speaking, highly educated and skilled, ready to emigrate. Why is Canada allowing Australia to beat us in attracting the Celtic workforce?
About the Guest:
Linda West MBA, PhD – is a senior Organizational Development manager with extensive experience and accomplished service in developing and delivering human resource policy. She is a performance strategist, with in-depth knowledge of regulatory bodies and legislation related to human resource management.
Date: September 20, 2012
Place: Holiday Inn South
Time: 7:30 am
Cost: $20 for a Reserved Seat
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