(May 22nd)  IDA Ireland, today welcomed the news that the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014 puts Ireland at number 15 in overall global competitiveness rankings, and first for availability of skilled labour in the world.

Ireland has moved up nine places in overall competitiveness over the last four years.

Ireland achieved top ranking position in a number of important sub factors as follows:-

  • 1st for availability of skilled labour
  • 1st for flexibility and adaptability of workforce
  • 1st for attitudes to globalisation
  • 1st for investment incentives

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