Summer is over – that means a glut of job announcements

4 Sep 2015

As summer comes to a close, it seems as though the number of tech job announcements is returning to usual levels.

This week alone saw job announcements every day of the week, adding up to 185 new jobs. That figure includes 80 jobs at a brewing company in Drogheda, 30 jobs at Deloitte, and 25 aeronautics research positions in Cork.

We wrote at the start of the week that more than 900 tech jobs were announced during August, which is great. However, that figure is, comparatively speaking, quite low, and we’re curious to see what September will bring.

With Career Zoo launching this week, there’s no doubt that a number of prominent companies will be announcing hiring plans between now and 12 September, so that should buoy numbers even further.

This week, we heard from Career Zoo’s director, Brian Ó hOisín, that the event is seeing more international talent than ever before, and Ireland is certainly welcoming to them. Angela Garcia, for example. settled here after moving from Portugal to work at Storm Technology. She spoke to us about that move.

We also looked at the growing field of data science. John Kennedy told us that, when it comes to data science and data analytics, Ireland is already reaping the benefits of the whirlwind of job opportunities. No doubt we have many more job announcements to look forward to in that field.

Stepping away from job announcements, we learned that Facebook has revealed its new education platform, designed to free up classroom time for more one-on-one teaching and learning. The programme places assignments and schedules in the cloud, making it easier for teachers and parents to track a child’s progress quickly.

And, as always, we finish on a lighthearted note. As the first full week back at school draws to a close, we put together some memes and videos that might make teachers feel a little more positive as the rest of the year stretches interminably before them.

Just 178 days to go, guys.

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1. 80 jobs brewing at hi-tech distillery in Drogheda

Up to 80 new jobs are to be created by Boann Distillery in Drogheda at a new state-of-the-art distillery and craft beer brewery that will be using the latest technology and nano-copper stills.

2. Deloitte creates 30 jobs at new Galway hub

Accounting and consulting player Deloitte has established a new office in Galway where it will create 30 new jobs.

3. 25 aeronautical jobs in Cork at United Technologies

United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC) is expanding its Cork facility, setting up an additional aerospace research hub and hiring 25 people.

4. More than 900 STEM jobs announced during August

There were 965 jobs announced in Ireland across the science, technology, engineering and maths sector during August, with major moves in Dublin catching the eye.

5. Career Zoo 10 launches

Career Zoo, Ireland’s leading technology recruitment event, will return to Dublin’s Convention Centre on 12 September, and is expected to draw crowds of more than 10,000. The event was launched earlier this week.

6. Portuguese solutions architect moves to Dublin for work

Angela Garcia, solutions architect at Storm Technology, talks to about leaving behind Portugal’s history in favour of Ireland’s opportunities and an ambiguous summer

7. Ireland is on the edge of a data science tsunami

Crunch the numbers and you can already see that Ireland has the edge when it comes to capturing a slice of the most significant transition in business and technology history: the onset of the data-driven economy.

8. Facebook education platform to make schools more social

Facebook has revealed its new education software platform, designed to bring some of its tools to the classroom. The company has reiterated that it will remain a separate entity from the social network.

9. Teaching memes that even you’ll laugh at

This week’s look into the world of STEM brings us to teachers – those charged with broadening the minds of children without losing their cool.

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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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