The Cambridge operations office of Compandben International Ltd has just completed setting up employment of a Lithuanian in Ireland for an Illinois USA based engineering staffing firm. The employment is through Compandben Ireland Ltd based in Dublin. In the coming months we expect to provider services in Lithuania.
In Ireland, the Employer social charges (the equivalent of NI in UK or FICA in USA) are only 10.75% of gross remuneration. But in Lithuania the figure is 32%! This offsets some of the cost savings that firms expect when employing in countries in Eastern Europe.