Workers are positive about the job market, report says

7 Oct 2010

Perceptions of the job market and company performance in Ireland are generally positive, a new workforce study for the country has revealed.

The Q3 2010 Workforce Sentiment Survey for Ireland, the latest in a quarterly measurement of the jobs market sentiment, looks at national trends and international comparisons, and where Ireland stands when compared to these countries.

When asked whether they would categorise the Irish job market as strong, steady or weak, perceptions on strength of the job market in Ireland tended to improve this quarter, according to the survey, with 27pc of those surveyed feeling there are enough opportunities available to them. This is an increase from 20pc from the Q1 survey.

Positive about company prospects

People’s mood for the jobs market has waned slightly, dropping from 29pc to 23pc since the last survey, while Irish responders felt more positive about their company prospects than was evident in the last quarter, as 37pc believed that business is better than 12 months ago.

Generally, findings of the report found that 56pc of the global downturn is approaching an end, 59pc of Irish respondents expect no change in their salary and 58pc are not worried about job security.

The survey was conducted by Berkley Group, Recruitment and Engineering Specialists in Ireland and Singapore.

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