Sectors to target for jobs
High growth sectors with Continued potential to increase in The medium term. These are Information and communications technology, health life sciences, international financial services, agri-food, and internationally traded services.
New sectors which are small in Employment terms but are Expected to grow significantly. These include clean/green technologies, creative industries, marine and maritime, and healthcare (eHealth) services.
Traditional sectors where Employment has been badly hit but Where there will be some demand in the medium term–particularly in terms of job opportunities arising From replacement demand. This includes tourism and hospitality, retail and wholesale, transport, logistics and distribution, and construction, especially eco and energy-saving projects.
Locally traded sectors in which we are depending on a return to consumption to drive job growth. This includes professional and business services, medical services and personal services. Again, job opportunities will arise here from replacement demand.
Source: “Making It Happen – Growing Enterprise for Ireland” Forfás, 2010