The South West Region can grow to 5,000 financial services jobs by 2025
On 20 April, FSI and the Cork Chamber of Commerce joined forces to address the skills, innovation and infrastructure needed to grow the financial services sector in the South West to 5,000 jobs by 2025. An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, addressed financial services and academic experts from across the region gathered to discuss ways to grow the sector.
Speaking at the event, FSI Chair, Joe Duffy stated: “Our latest estimates show that there were approximately 2,500 people employed across the financial services sector in the South West by 2015, working in jobs such as banking, accountancy, fintech and asset management. While this number of jobs is positive, it is only a small percentage of the 40,000 working in financial services roles across the country. Our aim is to grow that number to 5,000 jobs in the South West by 2025. This is in line with the Government’s own regional jobs strategy, but it can only be achieved with the right support in terms of education, upskilling, and infrastructural investment.”
L to R :Joe Duffy, FSI Chair and Country Executive for BNY Mellon, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, Ruth McCarthy. CEO Fexco Corporate payments, Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chambers of Commerce