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Ireland / Dublin’s Convention Centre on Saturday / Career Zooto offer 3,500 jobs

Some of Ireland’s leading employers will gather in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Saturday to offer graduates up to 3,500 positions. The Career Zoo is being organised by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, among others. Commenting on the initiative, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: “The Government’s plan for jobs and growth is focused on … Continue reading

Ireland / Sky to create 500

RUPERT Murdoch’s Sky has announced plans to invest €1bn in the Irish economy in the next five years with cash earmarked for 500 new jobs by July as well as investment into its retail network. Most critically for Irish business, a new broadband service will be introduced, which is set to increase competition in the … Continue reading

Ireland / New scheme to put long-term unemployed to work planned

A NEW scheme to put long-term unemployed to work as council workers is being planned by the Government. Up to 3,000 people on the dole for more than two years will be put to work at street cleaning, cutting grass and carrying out road works. The Cabinet will hold a meeting today where a wide … Continue reading

Irish public service / No more ‘jobs for life’ with compulsory redundancies

THE Government is planning to bring in compulsory redundancies in the public sector as part of the new Croke Park deal. Marking an end to the concept of a job for life in the public service, it will be the first time the threat of non-voluntary redundancy will be available. The compulsory redundancies will mainly … Continue reading

Ireland / Scheme to employ 1,000 graduate nurses on lower salaries

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has reported “strong interest and enquiries” about its controversial scheme to employ 1,000 graduate nurses on lower salaries. The first phase of the scheme offering the newly qualified nurses jobs in hospitals kicked off yesterday despite bitter opposition from nursing unions. The nurses will get a two-year contract at €21,769 … Continue reading

Ireland / Special Cabinet meeting on jobs and job creation

Enda Kenny has promised to aggressively tackle unemployment this year and has ordered each of his ministers to come up with individual employment targets. The Taoiseach said a special Cabinet meeting on jobs and job creation will be held later this month where each minister will be expected to outline their own specific job creation … Continue reading

Ireland / unemployment rate would be 20% without emigration says IMF

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) in its latest quarterly review of Ireland’s economy and prospects, says that “had all employees who lost their jobs since the outset of the crisis remained in the labour force,” instead of choosing emigration, the unemployment rate would stand at around 20%. The Fund seems to have little confidence in … Continue reading

Ireland / Call centre brings 250 jobs

A CALL centre has delivered an early Christmas present of 250 new jobs to an unemployment blackspot. Three former Talk Talk workers, who set up Irish technical support company Eishtec, are expanding their business to a second centre in Drinagh, Co Wexford. The jobs, which are service and technical support roles, are being welcomed in … Continue reading

Ireland / Shannon Airport / Up to 850 jobs would be created next year

UP to 850 jobs are earmarked for the aviation sector when Shannon airport becomes an independent facility at the end of the year. The Government has revealed that on December 31 Shannon will separate from Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), leaving the authority saddled with €100m worth of debt. The airport will be merged with a … Continue reading

Ireland / Dropbox and Centric Health to create up to 240 jobs

Up to 240 jobs are to be created in two separate announcements, with Kildare and Dublin first to benefit. US company Dropboxis to set up an international operations centre in Dublin, creating up to 40 jobs, in the company’s first move outside the United States. Dropbox will be hiring for a variety of positions, including … Continue reading

Ireland / AIB / Target of 2,500 lay-offs by 2014

ALLIED Irish Banks (AIB) has said it expects to hit its target of 2,500 lay-offs by 2014. More than 1,000 staff have left under a voluntary scheme, including early retirement, with another 700 to go by the end of December. In an interim management statement, AIB said it expects to see bad debt provisions for … Continue reading

Ireland / More than 850 seasonal retail jobs for Christmas

MORE than 850 retail jobs were announced today as stores hope for the busiest Christmas period in years. Some 650 of the positions were announced by two of the country’s top retailers Boots and Heatons. Boots Ireland will create 400 temporary full- and part-time positions in its Irish stores to cover the festive celebrations. “Customer … Continue reading

National Irish Bank / 100 jobs go

NATIONAL Irish Bank customers will no longer have access to branches from today when the Danish-owned operation shuts its retail outlets. All 27 branches will shut, with the loss of 100 jobs. Customers will now have to use An Post offices, telephone banking, go online to do their banking or drop into one of the … Continue reading

Ireland / Cloud / LogMeIn to create 50 new jobs

Cloud and mobile computing tech firm LogMeIn Inc is to create 50 new jobs within the next year in Dublin as part of an IDA Ireland-backed investment. The city centre jobs will include a variety of European and international functions, including sales, customer support, marketing, finance and HR. Already 20 new employees are to start … Continue reading

Ireland | Fidelity Investments to create 200 new jobs

Financial services giant Fidelity Investments is to create 200 new jobs in Dublin and Galway involving a diverse mix of technology, back office operations and enterprise services skills. The IDA Ireland-backed investment will see new employees – ranging from entry-level to management positions – join highly integrated global teams providing finance, treasury, HR and end-user … Continue reading

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