Canada seeking to recruit 1,000 Irish workers

A thousand jobs are going on offer from today - in Canada.

Recruitment firm Diamond Global Canada is setting up its European headquarters in Dublin, and wants to fill the vacancies within a year.

The jobs are in construction, food services and skilled trades in firms across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.

Company president Audrey Guth says they're basing themselves in Ireland because it's a good source of skilled labour - and it's visa exempt.............