Wage portage is open to foreign workers in Ireland. Certain industries, such as technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, offer a wealth of opportunities. A stay in Ireland also promises many advantages, such as learning the English language. Salaries are also higher than in France, and social security contributions are lower.

Unemployment is currently very low in Ireland, at 4.8%. By way of comparison, average unemployment for 1983-2019 was 10.73%. This situation encourages many expatriates to look for opportunities in Ireland. There are several growth industries, such as construction, which are recovering from a difficult year.

Company contributions are lower in Ireland, as is the cost of social security coverage. However, ported employees can also take out supplementary health insurance or retirement savings plans. Wage portage in Ireland offers the same advantages as it does in France: guaranteed income, no administrative burdens, social security coverage and more.

Living and working in Ireland

Working in Ireland offers significant advantages for French people. This English-speaking country is the perfect place to practice and perfect their professional English. When they return to France, consultants will be able to add their fluency in the language of Shakespeare to their CVs and find new opportunities.

Ireland is not only a living postcard, it is also a country with an international outlook. Its inhabitants travel extensively and welcome many foreigners to their country. A stay in Ireland offers many opportunities for cultural encounters.

In Ireland, the average net salary is 2,230 euros a month, which is 300 euros more than in France. Some companies also pay their employees weekly. Corporate taxes are around 13%. This situation attracts many multinational companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM and Facebook. The presence of these companies creates numerous employment opportunities.

The local unions guarantee the application of the Irish Labor Code. Employees work between 39 and 48 hours a week, excluding weekends, depending on their position. Employees are also entitled to four weeks annual leave and nine public holidays. Additional days off are sometimes allowed, depending on the employer.

How can I work on a wage portage basis in Ireland?

Setting up as a freelancer, for example, means giving up several benefits: a steady salary, paid leave, vacations, and so on. Administrative, accounting and tax management is also a time-consuming mental burden. And the salary you are paid must cover your living expenses. Working on a wage portage basis is a better alternative. The portage company manages the administrative, tax and accounting tasks.

Wage portage companies in Ireland vary according to the following criteria:

  • Legal status of the portage company;
  • Payment guarantee insurance;
  • Management fees;
  • Number of ported employees on the payroll;
  • Existence of a trade union.

This information is usually available online. Whether on a temporary or a permanent contract, the wage portage company offers job stability and enables ported employees to take out bank loans.

When signing the contract, it is important to pay attention to each of the following points:

  • The kind of services to be provided;
  • Personal qualifications;
  • Salary calculation and payment;
  • The organizations in charge of social security coverage and their contact details;
  • The portage company and its financial guarantors;
  • The publishing of activity reports.

French citizens are not required to have a work permit or a work visa in Ireland. However, administrative procedures require a PPS number.