Saturday 24 February 2018

US multinationals have over 1,400 job vacancies here – survey

Ailish O'Hora

Ailish O'Hora

US multinationals operating here have over 1,400 job vacancies, the results of a new survey show.

The jobs, details of which were released at the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Independence Day Lunch, are available in 100 companies in roles like engineering, sales and customer support and R&D.

A survey of 100 multinationals showed that 75pc are currently advertising vacant positions while 69pc are filling vacancies within three months.

Peter Keegan, President of the American Chamber said; “The results of our annual survey are encouraging and point to continued confidence in the multinational sector which has maintained and grown net employment during the current recession.

“The quality of Irish graduates is widely recognised and the availability of a skilled workforce is critical to the continued attraction of Ireland as a location for US companies.”

According to the American Chamber of Commerce, 115,000 people are directly employed in over 700 US firms in Ireland accounting for over 70pc of all IDA supported employment.

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