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Jobs Bulletin 27 June (#allaboutjobs)

This Bulletin is part of the Government’s Year for Jobs Campaign, aimed at increasing awareness of what is being done in Ireland to create jobs & tackle unemployment. On Twitter, follow @yearforjobs or hashtag any of your announcements with #allaboutjobs

Useful statistics

1.89million People now in work, an increase of 42,700 (2.3 %) in the year to Q1 2014 compared to Q1 2013 2.3%

Increase in employment in the last year 11.8%

Current unemployment rate (May 2014) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012) 7.3%

Long term unemployment rate (Q1 2014), down from 8.4% this time last year 258,100

People unemployed (Q1 2014), down from 292,000 for Q1 2013 from the CSO’s

Jobs announcements this week

325 jobs identified in 7 companies

AdRoll Dublin 100 • Online advertising company, nearly doubling their workforce here • Have also established their EMEA HQ here

Dublin Bus Dublin 100 • 1st major recruitment drive since 2008

Amaris Dublin 40 • Consulting group specialising in technology and managemen. Posts to be filled in next 3 years

Innovative Interfaces Dublin 25 • Expanding their EMEA HQ. Recruitment over 18 months

PlanNet21 Dublin, Cork, Galway 20 • Communications/networking firm • Further to the 3 Irish locations has operations in UK, US and France

ArraVasc Galway 20 • Medical technology firm signs deal during Chinese trade mission

Aldi Monaghan 20 • Retail giant opens first outlet in Co. Monaghan

JobsIreland News

1,569 New positions advertised this week 16 June – 22 June 41,125

New positions advertised since the start of 2014

• Bausch and Lomb to invest €6m in upgrade of Waterford plant with support of IDA in order to keep plant open

• StartupBus, business incubator firm, set to establish EMEA operations in Dublin soon

• FYI: Geoscience Ireland companies have created a total of 145 new jobs of which 61 were created since July 2013

• 40 jobs for Belfast with cloud technology firm Options (30) product development firm Leardon Solutions (10)

• ByPost.com, mobile commerce app, relocating to Dublin from London citing better access to employees and capital

• Irish Dairy Board opens $12m cheese manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, US increasing production capacity by 40%

• Computer coding, programming and digital media courses to be included in the Junior Cert syllabus from September

DID YOU KNOW:

• Ireland gets top place in Good Country Index for countries that contributes to the greater good

• Seating in Brazil World Cup’s Maracana Stadium was crafted by Westmeath company Mergon

• Irish cows produce the best butter for new butter coffee trend taking the world by storm

News this week

€30m investment from ChinaHR is one of the many deals reached in China/Korea trade mission• €30m largely in technology to target smart phone & tablet recruitment market to adapt to job search habits

• 5 Irish companies announce deals signed during Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to China

• Chinese economy growing at a rate of 7% per annum Confidence is high amongst Irish exporting SMEs, according to latest AIB research

• 65% of exporters have high sales expectations for this year while 30% plan to export to new markets

• AIB has also launched a new €200m fund for exporting Irish companies this week

• Almost 40% of SMEs say staff levels will increase, while close to 2 in 3 expect an increase in turnover this year Ireland is Europe’s most entrepreneurial country, ranking 7th in the world

Irish Hotels Federation Quarterly Barometer

• 4 in 10 planning to hire new staff but 73% report difficulties recruiting qualified craft and entry level staff

• Q1 saw a 67% increase in domestic visitors on last year, 7.3% rise on overseas visitors

• Remaining competitive is an overriding concern with local authority rates cited by 8/10 as main issue

• CSO figures show overseas trips to Ireland increased by 7.5% signalling best start to tourism year since 2008 2,400 long-term unemployed back at work as a result of Government’s JobsPlus Scheme

• Scheme provides monthly financial incentive to employers who recruit from the live register • 2 levels of payment: €7.5k where jobseeker 12-24 months on register or €10k when 24+ months on register

• Participants mainly in Dublin (27.6%), Cork (8.6%) and Galway (5.4%): 3,678 approved employers engaged Tourism boost to follow as

Bórd na Mona and Coillte join forces in joint venture

• Allows Coillte to focus on core activities and mill operation and to harness areas of synergy with Bord na Mona • Focus areas: development of recreation and tourist trails, building wind farms and developing biomass business

• Will result in synergies in shared services, BioEnergy Ireland, wind business, recreation and green/agri tourism Ervia

 

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