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Ireland’s tech industry giants are hitting the brakes on hiring amid lower growth

Firms are shifting to contract roles due to the uncertain economic outlook

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Meta is among the tech giants that has opted to cut back hiring. Photograph: Tony Avelar/AP

Meta is among the tech giants that has opted to cut back hiring. Photograph: Tony Avelar/AP

Meta is among the tech giants that has opted to cut back hiring. Photograph: Tony Avelar/AP

Ireland is beginning to feel the hint of a chill wind from the hiring freezes and job cuts that are sweeping the US tech sector .

Companies that saw demand – and valuations – soar during the pandemic are now coming back down to earth to face the reality that the glory days may be over.


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