An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD yesterday consulted 160 key stakeholders at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Future Jobs, the Government’s new plan to guide the next phase of Ireland's economic development.
Speaking yesterday, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, "Today’s school children will be doing jobs that don’t currently exist. At the same time our planet is under pressure from climate change and other challenges. New forms of energy, transport and food production will transform industries, companies and jobs. Future Jobs is about positioning us now to embrace these big changes."
He added, "The Future Jobs strategy sets out longer term ambitions for the future of the economy, taking account of the challenges facing us, then translating these into a small number of impactful and deliverable actions which can be taken on an annual basis, starting in 2019. There will be accountability for delivery of these actions, overseen personally by me and by my Department. The next few decades will involve great change and opportunity. If Ireland is to adapt to and continue to thrive, we must start preparing now for tomorrow’s economy."