Aon to hire 30 staff
AON Insurance has announced it is hiring 30 more staff at its Dublin office.
The jobs will be based at the company's centre for innovation and analytics, which was launched in Ireland in 2008.
It acts as an R&D centre for Aon, aggregating information around the world to garner insights into insurance products and financial risks. Some 100 people are already employed there. The recruitment process has already begun and the jobs will be filled in 2014.
BOOST FOR THE NORTH
The private sector in Northern Ireland saw the biggest rise in new orders for more than nine years.
The Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers' Index says the hike in economic activity was the largest since March 2004 and follows five successive months of growth.
"The Northern Ireland economic recovery gathered momentum in November as growth of both activity and new orders accelerated to multiyear highs," the report said.
"This contributed to a survey record accumulation of outstanding business, although the rate of job creation eased." Inflation is running faster than the UK average, it adds.
Wages in Britain grew at their fastest rate in six years during November, a labour market survey has indicated, providing a rare signal that a long-term decline in real incomes is being checked by a return to economic growth.
Prices have been consistently outpacing wages in Britain in recent years, squeezing household budgets and making the cost of living a key political battleground ahead of a general election in 2015.
However, last month starting salaries for permanent staff rose at their highest rate since November 2007, according to survey data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and consultancy KPMG.
EADS CUTS 5,800 JOBS
Airbus parent EADS plans to cut 5,800 European jobs in a three-year restructuring of its defence and space activities, a French union has said.
The cuts include 4,500 permanent posts and 1,300 temporary contracts, and will be spread between Britain, France, Germany and Spain, the Force Ouvriere union said in a statement after a meeting of the aerospace group's works council. EADS declined to comment.