Why do we do what we do at Hireland? There was a BBC3 documentary on Tuesday night “Coming Here Soon” about the effects of the recession in Ireland last week. It really hit home to how deep the wounds are from the recession in Ireland.
We now have a huge group of skilled, educated and ambitious people who are unemployed. People who see their future in another country, who are torn and frayed from the recession, disillusioned about whether a recovery will happen…
..But it will. That is why we started Hireland over 18 months ago with humble beginnings at a kitchen table. We know that one day this will be over and the Celtic Tiger will roar again. We know that the power of hiring one person will have a huge positive impact not only on the economy but on society. And most importantly we know the power and potential Irish SMEs have to bring us out of this recession.
Its a game of inches.
We have had so many people helping us. Hireland would have never existed without people donating their time and talents to this cause or without are Facebook and Twitter followers supporting us along the way. Not to mention the thousands of companies who have pledged to hire. The turnout has been incredibly humbling.
Eventually this recession will be over. We can’t say when or how but Ireland will recover. Until then Hireland will keep pushing one job at a time towards the recovery.
“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”
- Oliver Goldsmith
If you didn’t get a chance to see the BBC documentary there’s a link here.