THERE are now more Irish jobs available at non-Irish companies than at any time since early 2011 when records began.
New figures show that employment in the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector has continued to grow for a tenth consecutive quarter.
Some 2,058 Irish jobs were available in these foreign-owned companies between June and September, an annual increase of 39pc.
Jobs growth was especially evident in the science, engineering and supply chain fields, including positions in chemical engineering.
Other sectors with lots of vacancies included IT, accountancy, finance and sales.
A very strong demand for multilingual speakers was clear, especially German, Dutch and Norwegian.
The figures, from recruitment firm CPL, also revealed a serious bias amongst employers against unemployed jobseekers.
71pc of employers said they would hire an employed candidate over an unemployed candidate.
“This is a real concern for those who are out of work as it is more challenging to get a job when you are not in one currently. There is also concern at a national level where the growth in long-term unemployment continues to increase in Ireland” said CPL Resources director Peter Cosgrove.