New website set up to fill 1,500 vacancies in Irish software sector
Former footballer Niall Quinn, whose broadband satellite company Q Sat will also be recruiting, with some representatives of 600 Irish-owned software companies, promoting the new IT's Happening Here initiative

New website set up to fill 1,500 vacancies in Irish software sector

12 Sep 2012

IT’s Happening Here is a new jobs campaign that has launched today to promote IT vacancies in the Irish-owned software sector.

As part of the campaign, a new website called IT’s Happening Here has been launched, whereby Ireland’s home-grown software companies can post their jobs.

Apparently there are 1,500 such positions for software professionals at the minute.

IT’s Happening Here itself is an initiative being led by some 600 Irish-owned software companies. Enterprise Ireland is also supporting the drive.

The IT jobs initiative will also be at the Career Zoo recruitment event, on Saturday, 22 September, at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Enterprise Ireland’s Jennifer Condon, who manages the software division, said finding IT talent is the single biggest challenge for Irish software companies right now.

“Strongly focused on exports, the Irish-owned software industry is one of our fastest-growing indigenous industries delivering double-digit growth in exports every year. It is crucial that we attract talent to the industry to ensure continued growth at this level,” she said.

Carmel Doyle
By Carmel Doyle

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic. She reported on clean tech, innovation and start-ups, covering everything from renewable energy to electric vehicles, the smart grid, nanotech, space exploration, university spin-outs and technology transfer.

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