ConnenctIreland.com initiative

ConnectIreland.com is calling on the people of Longford to use their contacts to open up new avenues of communication that will lead to job creation in Ireland.

ConnectIreland.com is calling on the people of Longford to use their contacts to open up new avenues of communication that will lead to job creation in Ireland.

Under the initiative, any person who introduces a company to ConnectIreland which creates jobs will be paid a minimum of €1,500 per job, up to a maximum of 100 jobs. The reward is payable in two stages - 50 per cent after one year of the job being created, and 50 per cent after two years. Connect Ireland will be paid by the State on a success only basis, for each job created through ConnectIreland. This payment will range from €1,000 to €2,500, payable two years after each job has been created.

Those interested should register and create an online account to stay in touch; speak with contacts to identify a suitable company with a connection; enter the company details into the online account. The account manager will then phone and if suitable, a telephone appointment with a senior company decision maker will be established; if the phone appointment proceeds, then the participant will be deemed to be the official introducer; a team will manage the introduction from there, convincing the company to locate in Ireland; once the company establishes in Ireland, the account manager will be in touch; a financial reward, for each job created by that company over a three year period, subject to a minimum of 4,500 if 3 jobs are created, and a maximum of €150,000 if 100 jobs or more are created, will then be forthcoming.