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1,600 jobs announced across Ireland in one week

6 Oct 2017

After a relatively quiet summer, the sci-tech jobs announcements are back with a bang this week.

Jobs announcements, as with most things in life, come in peaks and troughs and this week was most definitely a peak for Ireland.

The week saw more than 1,600 jobs announced around the country, with 1,000 of those surfacing in 24 hours.

Cork saw a massive boost for its pharma industry with Janssen revealing 200 pharma jobs and 450 construction jobs as part of a €300m expansion.

Veritas announced big plans for Dublin at the beginning of the week, with a new R&D centre that will bring about 250 jobs to the capital city, and they weren’t the only company bringing new roles to Dublin.

Global investment and retirement savings business Fidelity International is practically doubling its Dublin office staff with 250 new positions announced this week.

Limerick and Galway also saw jobs boosts from data player Stats and Storm Technology respectively.

As if this week wasn’t jam-packed enough with brand new jobs, we also got the chance to head down to one of the biggest graduate fairs in Ireland at University of Limerick to speak to some of the biggest tech recruiters in Ireland.

If you want to know what the likes of Apple, Dell and EY are looking for, we’ve got you covered.

We also popped by UpStarter’s sixth recruitment event with even more tech giants who were looking for both experienced jobseekers and new graduates.

With all this talk of jobs within the sci-tech industry, it’s enough to make anyone consider making a career change. It may sound farfetched but, in reality, it’s very possible to completely change your industry. We got some tips from Hays’ Alex Shteingardt to help you with that.

As always, for more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. 650 jobs for Cork as pharma player Janssen reveals expansion

Cork investment will enable Janssen to meet critical needs of patients around the world.

2. Fidelity International announces 250 new jobs at Dublin offices

The global investment and retirement savings business is bolstering its Dublin workforce.

3. Want to work in tech? UpStarter hosted top tech recruiters

UpStarter’s sixth event brought some of the biggest companies in tech into contact with passionate jobseekers. Here’s what they were looking for.

4. Microsoft creates 200 new jobs at Inside Sales hub in Dublin

New roles will bring software giant’s Dublin headcount to more than 2,000 people.

5. The average salary for tech professionals has been revealed

The survey, conducted by Computer Weekly, found that women in tech earn 25pc less than men.

6. Want to work at Apple and other tech giants? Here’s what they want

We headed to down to one of the largest careers fairs in Ireland to find out what some of the top companies were looking for.

7. How to return to work after a long career break

Fidelity International runs returnships for people who want to re-enter the workforce after a long time away.

8. Feeling overqualified in your job? You’re not alone

One in three Irish workers are overqualified for the job they have.

9. Should I make a creative CV or stick with tradition?

Which format do you opt for when creating your CV? Do you stick to a standard model or do you try to stand out with something different?

10. How to jump industry and find a completely new job

Looking for a change but scared to leave your current industry? Hays’ Alex Shteingardt is here to tell you it’s not only possible, but also wise. Here’s how to do it.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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