Immigrant groups are calling for recognition and fair assessment of foreign qualifications, with many immigrants over-qualified for the jobs they are doing.
- Title Highly-skilled Immigrants Work in Low-skilled Jobs
- 1st Broadcast 11/08/2005
- ContributorWill Goodbody (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 01:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "Ireland Has Missed An Opportunity"
- Extended description
The economic boom of the past decade has transformed Ireland from a country of net emigration to an attractive nation for economic migrants.
Jean-Pierre Eyanga was a highly qualified vet when he came to Ireland from the Congo. However, his qualifications weren't recognised in Ireland so he now works for an immigrant support orgnaisation.
According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), many highly qualified migrants end up in low skilled jobs working long hours for low pay. The main reason for this is identified as difficulty in having qualifications from overseas recognised in Ireland. Immigrants are calling for an overhaul of the qualification assessment system in Ireland.
A RTÉ News report on immigrant qualifications by Will Goodbody. This report was broadcast on 11 August 2005.
- Local keywords Immigration, Education, Employment, Jean-Pierre Eyanga
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2005
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN05/223
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- Original language English (eng)
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