What’s the story, Ireland?!

As of this morning, Jobspotting is officially live in Ireland! Given that one twelfth of the team is Irish by birth, one twelfth is Irish by choice, and that three quarters of the founding team lived and worked in Dublin for many years, this is a particularly happy occasion for the JS gang.

Whether you’re living in Ireland looking for a job, an expat thinking of moving home, or just someone who fancies giving the Emerald Isle a shot, you can now find the best job on the island with Jobspotting.

We’re already live in eight countries – Germany, the UK, Austria, Spain, Mexico, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong – and today, Ireland makes nine. The whole team is beyond excited to shake up the Irish recruitment scene, and to give job seekers in Ireland the leg up they deserve.

Why Ireland?

Irish job seekers have been through the mill in recent years. I know because I was one of them. The recession hit the country hard, and in-keeping with the national tradition, people emigrated in their droves and unemployment soared as austerity took hold.

But things are on the up and as Ireland faces into a general election this week, we hope that that recovery will continue. Tech remained strong in Ireland throughout, and now Dublin is one of the most attractive destinations for young knowledge workers.

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Companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Etsy and Storyful all hang out in the capital city, providing great prospects for anyone looking to work in a massively successful tech company.

Tech companies and the infamous low corporate tax aren’t the only things keeping the country afloat, and there are several strong sectors that have plenty of jobs on offer. For example, the alcoholic beverage industry (not helping the stereotypes there, lads!) employs approximately 92,000 people and contributes €2bn annually to the Irish economy.

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Financial services employs approximately 35,000 people and Ireland is in fact the seventh largest provider of financial services in Europe. Other strong players include aircraft leasing, engineering, medical technologies, biopharmaceuticals and exports.

Skills in Demand

In June 2015, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training released a report which predicts the supply and demand of skills in Ireland up to the year 2025. It predicts that employment will continue to rise and most job opportunities will be for professionals. As the Irish population is highly educated, this is pretty good news for the country!

In July of the same year, SOLAS released the National Skills Bulletin, which indicates that there are skills shortages (and thus, ample opportunity) in areas such as science, engineering, ICT, business and finance, trades, health and medicine, and foreign languages.

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Currently on Jobspotting, we can see that there is demand for accounting, business and data analysis, software development, engineering, sales and finance professionals. The most popular programming languages right now are Java, C#, .Net and Javascript.

Not surprisingly, the highest density of jobs is in Dublin, the capital city, but Cork and Galway also get a look in, and there is a reasonably even spread across the country.

Jobspotting in Ireland

We are absolutely thrilled by this latest move for Jobspotting, and we’re looking forward to making job hunting an easy – even fun! – activity for people in Ireland.

Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!

Map of tech companies from visitdublin.com

Carrie M. King

Carrie M. King

Carrie M. King is the Editor of the Journal by Jobspotting. Hailing originally from smack-bang in the middle of Ireland, she moved to Berlin in 2014 to join the gang at Jobspotting. Carrie previously worked in journalism and literature. If you want to share thoughts or ideas, get in touch: carrie@jobspotting.com

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