Why come to Ireland?
Ireland is a great country to live in. It has the youngest population in Europe and the education system amongst the best in the world. It’s a multicultural country with foreign nationals accounting for 12.7% of the total population. Ireland has an enormous amount to offer including an incredibly rich culture, lively people, an impressive outdoor lifestyle and gorgeous landscapes. And it is the only English speaking country in the EU.
Work for the Technology sector in Ireland!
Ireland is a small country with big opportunities! Its indigenous software development companies are developing leading edge technologies with a world class reputation. This success is due to a young, highly educated, entrepreneurial workforce who love creativity as much as the ‘craic’ (a particularly Irish form of fun).
Ireland is the largest exporter of computer and IT services in Europe. Global leaders such as Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Apple are long established in Ireland and are complemented by innovative technology creators like Realex, Datalex, CR2, iQuate and Ezetop. These have been joined by newer iconic names like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Paypal, Ebay and Twitter and exciting new Irish companies like Datahug, Feedhenry and Storyful. Dublin is also Europe’s leading hub of innovative games companies like Big Fish, EA, Havok, Trust 5, Demonware, Zynga, Popcap, Riot Games and Jolt. This thriving technology industry offers exciting career opportunities whether you want to work for a tech giant or a dynamic smaller company developing leading edge technologies of the future.
Occupations seeing the most unemployment are
For more information see https://www.solas.ie/f/70398/x/7b02b880e3/national-skills-bulletin_2020.pdf
The modern economy of Ireland is focusing on services and high-tech industries and is dependent on trade, industry and investment.
The latest annual Vacancy Overview statistics show skills shortages across a range of occupations including:
More details on these shortages can be found in https://www.solas.ie/f/70398/x/7b02b880e3/national-skills-bulletin_2020.pdf
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As an international trading economy, with a small domestic market, Ireland is heavily dependent on foreign trade. Ireland is regularly cited as one of the most open markets in the world and rates highly in globalisation indexes.
The Irish economy continued the theme of recent years with strong growth recorded in 2019. The Irish economy grew by 8.9% in gross domestic product (GDP) terms in 2019 compared to 2018, bringing GDP to over €356 billion. Gross national product (GNP) increased by 7.0% in 2019.
Since restrictions were introduced in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19, the impact on the labour market in Ireland has been immense. From an unemployment level of approximately 110,000 persons at the end of 2019, the number of people in Ireland in receipt of income support payments from the State had risen to over 1 million by May 2020.
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The most in-demand jobs in Ireland are:
1. Technology: Java Software Engineers / Developers
2. Healthcare Proffessionals
3. Financial Services – Risk & compliance professionals within Asset Management
4. Insurance – compliance professionals
5. Languages – Multilingual professionals
6. Marketing – Content Marketing Professionals
7. Sales – Business Developers & Account Managers