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Ireland – Job opportunities increase, says Morgan McKinley

13 December 2012

The latest Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor registered an increase of 11% in the number of new professional job opportunities from November last year (7,345) to November 2012 (8,187).

This was in part due to increased demand for professionals within the areas of audit, restructuring, supply chain, procurement and science roles such as QA and laboratory analysts. Areas also showing growth include talent acquisition and positions in the digital marketing discipline.

With regard to new professional job seekers entering the Irish market, there was a year-on-year decline of -10% to 9,750 last month.

Karen O’Flaherty from Morgan McKinley said: “Following the pattern of previous years we would expect to see this seasonal decline: the latter half of November marks the start of the traditional end of year slow down when many companies hold off on hiring decisions until new budgets are introduced in the New Year.

“The Irish Budget was issued in November and it is highly likely that some businesses would have held off on progressing with hiring decisions until the details of the Budget were unveiled. Fortunately, the announcement of €175m in funding to boost indigenous jobs in the life sciences, ICT, and clean tech sectors as well as the implications for SMEs of the Government’s 10-point tax plan are positive indicators for hiring in 2013.”

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