Six key industrial sectors seem to be fueling this dynamic growth. These include:
- IT Services / Computer Software / Hardware - hardware and software engineers, pre- and post-sales engineers and consultants, and marketers.
- Accounting and Auditing
- Innovation and Intellectual Property Professionals
- Green Sector Employment - including renewable energy and environmental efficient technologies which will demand engineers, sales, and marketing types
- Business Services - a catch all that includes computer and information services, financial services, insurance services, and related business expertise to support a growing economy
- Medical / Health - including healthcare professionals and pharmaceuticals-related skill sets
Skills Shortages - An Opportunity
Irish employers are already talking about a skills shortage and the inability to find suitably qualified personnel to fill key positions. The skills shortage would seem to be particularly acute in the IT sector where thousands of vacant jobs remain unfilled. High demand for IT personnel, but an inadequate supply, should see salary increases in this area. Shortages will also be met with a demand for 'foreign'-based personnel - meaning that for those of you who desire to immigrate to Ireland and who are also IT qualified, gaining a work permit should present few problems.
More information will follow as I continue to gain insight into the current rebound of Ireland's economy.
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