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)

•, 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


• 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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