It’s the Week of Jobs on

3 Jul 2015

Every week, we like to look back at the careers stories we published over the preceding five days, just to get a feeling for what’s been going on in the world of careers and careers development. This week, we didn’t have to look very deep. It’s all about jobs.

At the time of going to press, we had written about nine separate jobs announcements, with a total of 701 new jobs this week alone. Top announcements came from KamaGames (100 jobs), OneSource (289) and Blue Insurance (100).

As if that wasn’t enough, this week also saw the announcement of a regional jobs strategy that is expected to bring 40,000 jobs to Cork and Kerry by 2020.

So we’re basically swimming in tech jobs at the moment.

And they’re not just available to Irish people, either. During the week, we spoke to Yang Song, who moved here from China and works at AOL.

And, finally, when you get that all important interview for one of these jobs, we’ve got you covered there, too. Hays Recruitment put together some great advice on how to get through an online interview.

Catch up on all of those stories right here:

KamaGames to create 100 new jobs in Dublin

KamaGames, a global publisher of social games for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam and which has an online casino partnership with Manchester United Football Club is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

289 tech jobs in Derry as OneSource comes to town

OneSource Virtual, a business process as a service provider, is setting up an office in Derry, which will house 289 jobs by the end of 2017.

100 jobs announced at Blue Insurance

Blue Insurance, one of Ireland’s leading providers of niche insurance, today announced the creation of 100 new jobs at its Blanchardstown offices, to be brought online over the next 18 to 24 months.

40,000 jobs in action plan for Cork and Kerry

As many as 40,000 jobs will be created in Ireland’s south-west region of Cork and Kerry as part of a regional jobs strategy revealed this morning by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton TD.

Chinese java engineer sees Dublin as second hometown

Yang Song, a Java engineer at AOL, talks to about the view from AOL’s Kilmainham offices, and her struggles with the wind.

Online interviews: mind your ITs and Qs

You have an online interview lined up and you’re not sure how to prepare for it. When you break it down, virtual interviewing isn’t all that different to meeting face-to-face, but there are a few key things to remember.

Announcement image, via Shutterstock

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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