Almost 50% of People Don’t Believe Any Political Party Has a Strong Job Creation Policy

On the day before General Election Day, IrishJobs.ie’s Jobseeker Sentiment Survey reveals

  • The research shows that almost 50% (49.2%) of people (Both employed and unemployed) don’t believe any political party has a strong job creation policy
  • 36% of people feel that a new Government will not have an impact on job creation
  • 29% of people believe Government should be focusing on job creation in the medical and health sector
  • 62% of employed people feel the jobs market is improving compared to 31% of unemployed people
  • 55% of jobseekers are confident they will find a job, with 31% of people confident they will find a job within three months
  • Encouragingly, 60% of unemployed people said they will not emigrate for work in 2016

Ahead of the upcoming General Election on Friday 26th February, IrishJobs.ie, Ireland’s number one recruitment website has today released details of its latest Jobseeker Sentiment Survey having surveyed some 2,669 people. The jobseeker sentiment survey was published in conjunction with the IrishJobs.ie quarterly Jobs index.

The research shows;

  • 50% of people don’t believe that any political party has a strong job creation policy while 30% were unconvinced.
  • 20% did feel our political parties were equipped with adequate job creation strategies
  • Of this 20%, Fine Gael on 28% are the party Irish people place most faith in to create employment.
  • Fine Gael are followed by Sinn Féin on 16% with Fianna Fáil and surprisingly The Social Democrats tied on 12% and Labour on 8%.

The IrishJobs.ie Jobseeker Sentiment Survey goes on to reveal how 36% of people feel that a new Government will not impact on job creation. 29% of jobseekers also believe that Government should be focusing on job creation in the medical and health sector, this despite data from IrishJobs.ie demonstrating that jobs in the healthcare and medical sector rose by a significant 61% from 2014 to 2015.

 

In total, 46% of people believe the jobs market is continuously improving, with this 46% divided between 62% of employed people and 31% of unemployed people. Encouragingly though, 55% of jobseekers are confident they will find a job, with 31% optimistic of securing a job within three months of searching. Perhaps even more positive is the fact that 60% of unemployed people said they will not emigrate for work in 2016.

 

The IrishJobs.ie Jobseeker Sentiment Survey was published in conjunction with the IrishJobs.ie quarterly Jobs Index which outlines an overall increase of 19% year on year from 2014 to 2015 in the number of jobs being created.

Interestingly, the top five increasing sectors year on year were;

  • Healthcare/medical jobs up 61%
  • Pharma/science jobs up 53%
  • Secretarial/PA/administration up 50%.
  • Logistics/shipping/warehousing up 46%
  • Manufacturing/engineering sector up 43%.

Orla Moran, General Manager IrishJobs.ie commented; “The latest IrishJobs.ie Jobseeker Sentiment Survey highlights some interesting views amongst the general public in respect of job creation ahead of the forthcoming General Election. While people’s levels of confidence in the ability of our political system to create employment varies, what cannot be refuted is the sustained growth we are seeing in the Irish economy which is very much evident in the continued increases in jobs advertised online.”

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