The Irish Times today reported that the Irish and Spanish job markets were the most active in Europe in the second quarter of the year, a new survey shows.
According to the Robert Walters European Job Index, the number of jobs advertised in Ireland rose by 19 per cent in the year to the second quarter of 2015, and by 4 per cent on the first quarter. This compares with annual growth of 21 per cent in Spain,
While Dublin remained the main hub for jobs in Ireland, accounting for 20 per cent of job ads, professionals in cities outside the capital were also in high demand, with adverts across all sectors up 17 per cent year-on-year. Sectors like HR, IT and secretarial and support saw strong increases in job advertising volumes when compared to the same period last year, up 32 per cent, 15 per cent and 31 per cent, respectively.
Banking and financial services professionals were also in demand, with job ads up 14 per cent year-on-year.
Recruitment activity in the legal sector also continued to rise, with a 6 per cent year-on-year increase in job advertisements. Senior, experienced solicitors were particularly sought-after, Robert Walters said, especially those within the field of data privacy and the related regulatory issues.
See original article: Ireland joins Spain as fastest moving jobs market – Irish Times
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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