Huge boost to Irish jobs market as 900 roles announced in 24 hours

16 Oct 2015

We’re just sitting here picking our jaws off the floor as an immense 24 hours saw over 900 jobs announced in Ireland.

The bulk of those positions were created in Fermanagh by Teleperformance, a customer service management company, who will roll the jobs out by 2018.

The rest of the week was no slouch either, with an additional 350 jobs announced. The big provider here is cloud expert Sage, more than doubling its workforce by bringing 300 jobs to Dublin.

And the good news doesn’t stop there. The latest Morgan McKinley report shows that financial services, professional services and life sciences have helped to boost the number of available jobs by 10pc.

The jobs market continues to flourish in tech, and this week we got a glimpse inside the offices of financial services company Fidelity Investments.

Sinead Gogan, head of HR at Fidelity, spoke to about the roles Fidelity is hiring for, the company ethos, and what they look for from candidates.

In terms of career development, Python Ireland, proponents of the use of the Python, is gearing up to launch Pycon Ireland, an annual event focusing on the coding language and encouraging its use.

There was plenty of good news, too, for those who are just beginning to build their careers, or even just taking their first tentative steps in STEM.

EU Code Week took place this week, aiming to encourage kids and adults to take up coding. We looked at some programme resources that could start you on the road to becoming a coding whizz.

And, last weekend, Silicon Republic visited Coder Girl Hack Day. As well as reporting on goings-on at the event, the Inspirefest team asked attendees about their hopes and ambitions. We gathered together some of the best answers.

Finally, we looked at Women Who Code (WWC), a US-based non-profit that aims to help women to excel in technology careers. WWC will be launching its first Irish group in November and is calling for women of all backgrounds to sign up.

For more information on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. Teleperformance announces 800 Jobs for Fermanagh

A considerable jobs boost has been announced for Fermanagh with the news that Teleperformance, a customer service management company, is to create 800 jobs by 2018.

2. 300 jobs set for Dublin through cloud expert Sage

Cloud payments and payroll solutions provider Sage has announced the opening of a new base in Sandyford, Dublin, with the creation of 300 jobs across sales, marketing and services.

3. Life sciences drive job availability up 10pc, regions booming

A triumvirate of financial services, professional services and, interestingly, life sciences, has helped push the number of jobs available in Ireland up 10pc, with areas outside of Dublin feeling the benefit.

4. Fidelity Investments: more than financial services (video)

Speaking to for the Look Inside series, Sinead Gogan, head of human resources at Fidelity Investments in Ireland, discusses the roles Fidelity is hiring for right now and what the company looks for from candidates.

5. Pycon Ireland hoping to charm Python coders

Python Ireland, the organisation aimed at promoting the use of Python coding, is launching Pycon Ireland on 24 to 25 October, featuring speakers and workshops on Python’s uses and potential.

6. Code Week: Programming resources to get you started

The EU-led Code Week is well underway but, for those unaware of even the basics, where can you go to learn? These fine resources should help you out.

7. Coder girls get creative at Girls Hack Ireland event

The Girls Hack Ireland hackathon on Saturday was all about getting girls and their families engaged in technology. Claire O’Connell was there for

8. Coder Girl Hack Day attendees share their ambitions

Ahead of Inspirefest 2016 next June, attendees at this month’s Coder Girl Hack Day offered their life’s ambitions by writing down what they want to be when they grow up.

9. Women Who Code Dublin to host Irish event

Women Who Code, an organisation that helps women develop their digital skills to pursue a career in technology, will be launching its first Irish branch in Dublin on 12 November.

Looking for tech jobs in Ireland? Check out our Featured Employers section for information on companies hiring right now.

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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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