Shortage of IT professionals for Irish Businesses continues

More than 51% Irish businesses* have had difficulties filling vacancies for IT specialists. (all figs. collected 2014). This is higher than the EU average of 40% for businesses* looking for IT staff who have found it hard to recruit qualified staff. The figures come from a new Eurostat report which looks at the “Information and Communication […]

FDI Employment Hits New Benchmark Of 187,056 People

IDA IRELAND, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has announced the highest level of employment in its client companies in its 67 year history. Total employment at overseas companies now stands at 187,056 people, the highest level on record. IDA client companies created just under 19,000 (18,983) jobs on the ground during […]

Community led food initiative announces 16 spaces on innovative professional culinary course

A community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub is to become the first such organisation to launch an internationally recognised certified professional cookery course. An innovative concept, ‘School of Food’ and its first fully certified Professional Cookery programme comes as a response to the shortage of professionally qualified chefs in Ireland. The programme […]

Relocating for employment biggest concern among Irish youth

Having to move to find a job is a top concern for 32% of Ireland’s young people, compared to 16% at EU level, according to a Eurobarometer on European Youth, released today. This is followed by concerns around securing a stable job or a long term contract, which is a concern for 29% of Irish […]

505 JobBridge participants in Offaly

Youth Council finds scheme in need of review and reform New figures indicate that the number of interns participating in the JobBridge initiative in County Offaly to date is 505, with 96 currently enrolled in the scheme.* However, a recent report suggests that significant reform is needed to enhance the experience of participants and increase […]

Taste For Travel: Free Training Event for Job Seekers with the Travel Professionals Skillnet

Job Seekers with an interest in developing a career in the outbound travel industry are invited to join the Travel Professionals Skillnet, Taste For Travel on 11th November 2014 in Templebar Hotel, Dublin 2 at 2:30pm.   The free Skillnet follows on from the announcement made by Pat Dawson CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association earlier this year that […]

Free Training for Jobseekers with the Irish Travel Agents Association

The Irish Travel Agents Association has announced that they have allocated a number of positions on their upcoming Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme for jobseekers. The programme will begin on the 21st April, with twenty days of training and twenty days of work experience within a member company.  In previous years participants have found that their […]

Investment In Agriculture Delivers Export Growth And Job Creation, IFA Tells Oireachtas Members

Speaking at IFA’s pre-Budget lobbying session of Oireachtas members today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said the clear message from the farming sector is that Government support for farmers provides a sustainable stimulus for the Irish economy, which will drive export growth and job creation.   In a clear warning to the Government, the IFA […]

9,000 New Jobs Created in the Restaurant and Tourism Sector Since the Introduction of 9% Vat Rate

THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION URGES JOBS COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM BUSINESSES The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), the representative association for restaurant owners, revealed the employment in the tourism industry has expanded by 9,000 jobs since the VAT rate was reduced in 2011 before the Oireachtas Committee for Jobs today. The figure comes […]

Extensive Rural Public Consultation will set policy on how to create jobs locally – Hogan

Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today (26th September, 2012) announced the establishment of a Commission to carry out an extensive public consultation on the future economic potential of rural Ireland and how best to channel funding and resources between 2013 and 2025.   Announcing the Commission Minister Hogan said: […]

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