The number of jobs advertised online increased 5pc in Q3 (July to September) 2013, according to the IrishJobs.ie Jobs Index. This marks the second quarter in a row that job vacancies posted online have increased, paving the way for an annual increase compared to 2012.
“While the annual picture remains mixed, looking forward with modest 0.5 to 1pc growth in demand over the remainder of 2013, we expect to see an increase in job availability as we head into the holiday season and Q4 2013,” said Dr Stephen Kinsella of University of Limerick, author of the report.
Orla Moran, general manager of IrishJobs.ie, says this is an important time in the jobs market as it experiences growth.
Jobs in retail, wholesale and purchasing saw the greatest rise of 22pc, followed by HR (12pc), transport (10pc) and both customer service and languages and medical professionals and healthcare at 9pc.
Job opportunities advertised online in the legal sector saw a decrease of 19pc, followed by beauty, leisure and sport (9pc), and education, childcare and training (8pc).
By region, online job advertisements are up 18pc in Cork, 7pc in Dublin and 1pc in Limerick.