Tuesday 21 October 2014

Recruitment recovery gathers pace with professional job vacancies up 21pc in year

Published 13/08/2014 | 09:51

The merchanting business in Ireland in particular benefited from an improving construction sector, with growth driven by home improvements.
The merchanting business in Ireland in particular benefited from an improving construction sector, with growth driven by home improvements.

THE recruitment recovery is gathering pace with professional job vacancies up 21pc in July of this year, compared with the same period last year.

The figures, in a new report from Morgan McKinley, were 9,699 and 7,681, respectively while the month-on-month drop for the Summer months was normal, the recruitment agency said.

It added that the number of professionals seeking jobs in July 2014 (9,500) was up by 4pc compared to the previous month (9,125) and 3pc compared to July 2013 (9,240).

On a sectoral basis, the agency said that property/construction has rebounded strongly with knock-on positive effects for professional jobs in areas of finance and back office support.

Morgan McKinley Ireland chief operations officer Karen O’Flaherty said: “Ireland’s revival is taking hold as evidenced by the swell in the number of professional jobs vacancies across industries from financial services to pharma to ICT, engineering, science and back support compared to this time last year.

"Many job seekers in sectors such as financial services and pharma are in the enviable position of being able to attract several offers and those in accounting and finance are seeing an improvement in the packages on offer as opposed to just six months ago."

 

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