New statistics reveal that Ireland's job market is continuing to rocket. Unemployment is scheduled to fall below 9 percent by the end of the year, while gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by up to 5.5 percent in 2015. Shrinking unemployment lines combined with continuing economic growth puts pressure on employers as they fight for qualified people to meet staff resource needs.
In short: if you're looking for a job in Ireland, now is a good time to do it.
Key sectors are showing incredible demand for qualified personnel:
1. Language skills - do you speak French, German, Russian, even Hebrew? Because Ireland acts as a services gateway to Europe (and the rest of the world) many companies expand by establishing customer-centric service centres here. If you're multi-lingual, you could find yourself supporting your employer by dealing directly with customers located in countries throughout the world, in their own language - and all from the comfort of your Irish-based desk.
2. ICT - information technology continues to show outstanding growth. It seems like every day, new companies are either setting up or are announcing expansion. Even more new organisations are being created to act as 3rd party suppliers to support larger businesses. If you have skills in cloud computing, mobile apps, gaming; if you're a savvy tech person or a great marketeer with a knowledge of this industry, you could well be in high demand.
3. Finance - is showing burgeoning growth as financial institutions look to assess risk in an ever changing market place. You don't have to have a finance degree to take advantage of this opportunity, however. Tech, HR, marketing, sales, back-office administrators - all are being recruited to support growth in the financial services sector.
The Irish Times reports that 42 percent of Irish companies have increased headcounts since the start of the year. Employment growth among professionals is up 19 percent year-on-year. These figures prove what many here already know: if you have the right skills, Ireland is offering the opportunity.
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