Construction Industry Highlights Dangers of Working Close To Utilities

The construction industry highlighted the dangers of working close to utilities such as water, electricity and gas during Construction Safety Week. Dermot Carey, Director Safety and Training, with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: “Today we focus on the danger posed by working close to utilities – watermains, electricity and gas. Three of our sponsors […]

Construction Industry requires more female workers to solve Ireland’s housing and infrastructure crises

Survey shows just over 70% of construction companies recognise the need for more women in the industry Industry aims to increase proportion of female workers in the industry from 10% to 25% by 2030  A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approximately only 1 out of 10 construction workers […]

Construction Industry Federation’s Jobs website aimed at getting people to stay home this Christmas as salaries in industry increasing targeting the Diaspora to fill 112,000 jobs required up to 2020 as activity in the regions expected to grow   The Construction Industry Federation has launched a website featuring career opportunities in the construction industry.   Demand for skills is outstripping supply and Hays Recruitment’s recent salary guide reporting that those with experience in the […]

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 […]