Saturday 18 November 2017

Number of professional job vacancies up in first quarter - report

A jobseeker reads notices of vacancies at a job centre
A jobseeker reads notices of vacancies at a job centre

THERE has been a 10pc increase in the number of jobs vacancies in the first quarter of the year compared to 2013, a new report shows.

The Morgan McKinley said the report is a sign that positive market sentiment from the beginning of the year remains.

Strong sectors include IT, while financial services, including compliance and risk as well as client relationship professional are being sought by employers.

So too are accountants with commercial and cost accounting roles are most popular, especially in start-ups and expanding firms.

The Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor has registered an increase (13pc) in overall jobs coming onto the market (9,142) in March 2014 compared to March last year (8,125).

The number of new professional job seekers entering the market fell by 6pc from 7,450 in February to 6,985 in March.

Compared to last year, this was a significant decrease of 26pc from 9,500 in March 2013 to 6,985 in March 2014.

Karen O’Flaherty, Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley said: “The 10pc increase in job availability in quarter one compared to the same quarter last year is an indicator that positive market sentiment has carried through from the beginning of the year.

“We are experiencing healthy demand across key sectors that we operate in. This is in line with recently released figures from the CSO which recorded that the Irish Employment figures are at a three year high."

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