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Skills Gap in Ireland / Tech multinationals boost but jobs go unfilled

On December 15, after years of spending cuts and tax rises, Ireland will become the first of the rescued eurozone countries to exit its EU-IMF bailout programme. Dublin had to move the economy away from reliance on property “to move to a sustainable economy built on enterprise, innovation and exports,” the minister with responsibility for … Continue reading

Ireland / Deutsche Bank to create 700 jobs

Deutsche Bank has announced that it will generate over 700 jobs in Dublin over the coming years Continue reading

Skills Gap in BC Building Sector / The industry turns to Ireland

The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland this month to hire 600 people, said the group’s vice-president. In fact, even if one-in-five students graduating from high school in B.C. during the next three years were to pursue a trade, there still … Continue reading

Ireland / Coalition told to act on jobs by OECD

The Government is facing renewed international pressure to do more to tackle the jobs crisis and boost economic growth Continue reading

Ireland / Unemployment Rate falls to 13.4 percent

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Ireland dropped again in August, falling for the 14th successive month, and inched the unemployment rate lower to 13.4 percent Continue reading

UK and Ireland / Threat To 250 Jobs At Heinz

Food giant Heinz has warned that almost 250 jobs could be cut in the UK and Ireland Continue reading

Ireland / Unemployment rate down to 13.5%

Ireland’s unemployment rate retreated last month to the lowest level since April 2010 Continue reading

Ireland / Just 13% of immigrants become citizens

Ireland – Just 13% of immigrants here become full citizens, compared to 34% in the rest of Europe. Continue reading

Airbnb begins hiring in Dublin

Fast-growing community accommodation rental marketplace Airbnb is joining the expanding community of internet giants located in Dublin and has begun hiring for positions at a new operation in the city Continue reading

Ulster Bank / To cut up to 1,800 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland’s troubled Ulster Bank arm announced up to another 1,800 job cuts and around 40 branch closures under plans to return it to profit within the next three years Continue reading

Ireland / Education and Training Boards replace VECs

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has today announced the establishment of 16 new Education and Training Boards (ETBs), that will replace the 33 Vocational Education Committees (VECs). Minister Quinn said: “Today marks a new era for education and training in Ireland. The new ETBs will strengthen locally managed education and enhance … Continue reading

Ireland / Unemployment rate steady at 13.7 percent

Ireland’s unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May, unchanged from April’s downwardly revised figure, while the number of people claiming jobless benefit inched lower, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday. Unemployment benefit claimants fell 700 to a seasonally adjusted 426,100 last month. The unemployment rate in April was revised down to 13.7 … Continue reading

Ireland / The numbers unemployed has gone below 300,000 for the first time since 2010

Employment increased by 20,500 in the year to the first quarter of 2013, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office. This is a rise in employment of 1.1%. Employment increased by 7,700 in the first quarter of this year, following on from an increase of 12,100 in the final quarter of 2012. The numbers … Continue reading

Ireland / Retirement age should rise says OECD

A sweeping pensions shake-up would see people forced to work longer, hand over more of their income, and be means tested on payments they receive. The recommendations are contained in a hard-hitting report from the OECD and strongly signal that the retirement age — already set to be pushed back to 68 — should be … Continue reading

Ireland / 20,000 manufacturing jobs could be lost within seven years

THE Government is planning to deliver an extra 20,000 manufacturing jobs over the next three years – in a move away from the “madness” of the property boom. Ministers have complained that too much money and staff went into building houses instead of “making things” that other countries want to buy. The urgency to take … Continue reading

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