Linda Hynes comments on current waiting times for employment permits in the Sunday Independent
16 November 2021
Work permit staff in overtime drive to reduce delays
Staff at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) are working overtime, including weekends, to help tackle a backlog of applications for work permits as demand for a range of workers increases.
Timeframes for processing employment permit applications for businesses seeking to hire workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) have been hit by a surge in demand. Up to the end of October, 20, 269 applications have been received by the department, up 50pc over the same period last year.
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