Two-thirds of firms plan to hire next year – survey

Two-thirds of Irish firms plan to hire staff next year as a survey of chief financial officers showed increasing optimism about the outlook for Irish business. The RSM Farrell Grant Sparks survey found that 91 per cent of “traditionally cautious” chief financial officers (CFOs) believe their business is in a good position to capitalise on Read more about Two-thirds of firms plan to hire next year – survey[…]

400 new tech jobs for Dublin, Cork and Galway

Four-hundred new jobs in the technology sector have been announced by eight companies at an IDA Ireland event in Dublin. The companies from the United States and Europe will create the 400 positions in Cork, Dublin and Galway over the next three years. The jobs will be created in a range of sectors including software Read more about 400 new tech jobs for Dublin, Cork and Galway[…]

LinkedIn to build new Dublin HQ with space for 1,200 workers

LinkedIn has announced plans to build a new international headquarters in Dublin which would allow it to double its Irish workforce to 1,200 from 600 people, IDA Ireland said. The professional internet network has acquired a 17,507 square metre site at Wilton Place in Dublin and construction work on the new headquarters will begin in Read more about LinkedIn to build new Dublin HQ with space for 1,200 workers[…]

September and October top months for Irish job searches online (07/10/2014)

Danielle Ryan, Published: 07/10/2014 Irish people are most likely to start searching for a new job in September and October, according to new research by jobs website Indeed.com. The research showed that the autumn months when people return to their regular schedules after the summer breaks are more likely to see people looking for a Read more about September and October top months for Irish job searches online (07/10/2014)[…]

Three companies set to announce 1,200 new jobs

RTE News Global software company SolarWinds is to create 100 jobs at Citygate in Cork city. Food company RibWorld has opened new premises at Fethard in Co Tipperary, where it is also creating 100 jobs. Ribworld, which produces cooked meats, hopes to double output over the next three years. The company’s specialism of rib meat Read more about Three companies set to announce 1,200 new jobs[…]

The 15-hour workweek : Canada ’s part-time problem

For years, Eileen Hasselhoff enjoyed her steady job as a cashier at a Toronto fast-food restaurant. She didn’t earn a lot, typically minimum wage, but at least she had regular hours that let her plan her life and save a little for retirement. That all changed a few years ago. Suddenly her hours were cut, Read more about The 15-hour workweek : Canada ’s part-time problem[…]

Two firms to create over 500 jobs in Dublin and Limerick

Irish company Car Trawler said it would create 400 jobs in Dublin over the next three years. The company, based in Dundrum, is a global car rental booking engine. The roles advertised include senior positions in engineering, finance, data science, as well as sales and customer operations. The company also has offices in Boston and Read more about Two firms to create over 500 jobs in Dublin and Limerick[…]

Apple ‘forced sweetheart tax deal with jobs threat’

Carl Levin, a powerful member of the US Senate, said yesterday that the tax rate levied on the computer giant was based on what it was prepared to accept. The comments came after the European Commission (EC) accused Ireland of striking a tax arrangement with Apple that was based on keeping jobs but gave the Read more about Apple ‘forced sweetheart tax deal with jobs threat’[…]

Investors see start-up future in the middle-aged (07/09/2014)

Forget about ivy-league college dropouts or teenage maths geniuses: the evidence points to a maturing industry with older entrepreneurs building highly successful technology enterprises from scratch. “One of the interesting things we’re starting to see here is the emergence now of repeat entrepreneurs,” said John Flynn, managing director of one of Ireland’s most successful technology Read more about Investors see start-up future in the middle-aged (07/09/2014)[…]

Ireland must learn from Scandinavian recovery – Noonan (04/09/2014)

Colm Kelpie, Published: 04/09/2014 FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has disassociated Ireland from some of the core eurozone economies and aligned it with the likes of Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The minister said the country’s recovery was not “an act of God” but the result of government decisions which he claimed eurozone giants France and Italy Read more about Ireland must learn from Scandinavian recovery – Noonan (04/09/2014)[…]