Jump In Jobs In Hotels And Restaurants

Jobs for chefs, hotel workers and restaurant staff are up according to the latest IrishJobs.ie Jobs Index. IrishJobs.ie, Ireland’s number one recruitment website, recorded a 22% year on year increase in vacancies in the hotel and catering sector, with fierce competition within the industry to recruit experienced chefs.   The sector’s 9% tourism VAT rate, […]

UCC Springboard Courses Re-Energise Careers

Graduates of the Springboard+ adult education course have their lives “transformed” by the skills and expertise they acquire over their year-long programme, according to Dr Séamus Ó Tuama, Director of Adult Continuing Education at UCC. Dr Ó Tuama says the Springboard+ initiative has helped countless people restart or re-energise their careers. “I have seen graduates […]

Shocking Unemployment in Co Tipperary – Seamus Healy

Seamus Healy TD has said that there has been shocking neglect of job creation in Co Tipp by recent Governments and emergency action is needed now. Tipp Town (34.0%) and Carrick-on- Suir (29.2%) are unemployment blackspots! Jobless rates in 26 Towns and Villages in the County are 5% or more over the National Average; Your Town […]

‘Regional job opportunities exist’ – Manager of Mid West Action Plan for Jobs Minister

Following the announcement that the Coty facility in Nenagh will cease operations with the loss of 200 jobs by the end of 2018, the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs Programme Manager Dr. Órlaith Borthwick has sought to allay fears for those impacted. Dr. Borthwick said “our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this […]

153 Jobs Announced In 4 High Growth IDA Ireland Client Companies

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced the creation of 153 new jobs for Dublin from 4 North American and European high growth companies.  The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. The new jobs are being created by technology companies working in […]

200 Jobs For Kilenny And Waterford

Kilkenny, Ireland-Based Studio to Create 140 Jobs and develop Animated Children’s and Family Television Entertainment, for Multiplatform Global Distribution Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada’s most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open For Applications

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers. Angling in Ireland is currently worth […]

300 new jobs in Fazzi Healthcare Services in Limerick

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today announced that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services has established a new Irish based coding and healthcare services company in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over five years.   The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. Medical coding, a regulated process […]

CIF Welcomes Employment Growth In Construction But Warns Of Potential Skills Shortage

CIF Director General, Tom Parlon, today welcomed strong employment growth in the construction industry but warned that certain construction sectors faced a looming skills shortage. “Employment in the construction sector rebounded strongly in the first quarter of this year, showing an increase of 9,500 new jobs, a rise of 7.8 percent.  This is an increase […]

EU Commission: Ireland Still A Nation Of Rural Dwellers

Ireland has one of the highest shares of people (42%) living in rural areas of almost any other EU country. On average only 27% of EU citizens now live in rural areas with a low of 7% in Malta followed by 12% in the United Kingdom. 35% of Ireland’s population live in cities compared to […]

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