Number of jobs advertised online up 4pc in Ireland

8 Jul 201471 Views

There has been a 4pc increase in the number of jobs advertised online in Ireland during the second quarter of this year, according to the Jobs Index.

Year on year, jobs advertised have increased by 2pc, compared with the second quarter of 2013. The annual increase, which points to a gradual recovery in the jobs market, is buoyed by key sectors increasing year-on-year, most markedly medical and healthcare, up by 19pc; science and pharmaceuticals, up by 27pc; and transport and warehousing, up by 38pc.

The Jobs Index for the second quarter 2014 reports a rise in online job vacancies in Q2, compared with the previous quarter, for sectors including IT, up by 14pc; tourism, travel and airlines, up by 15pc; legal, up 9pc; accountancy and finance, up 5pc; and transport, up 4pc.

“The Jobs Index brings more positive news on the jobs market,” said Safann MacCarthy, marketing director,

“A marginal annual increase in jobs advertised online and a fifth consecutive quarter of growth point to a gradual improvement, reflecting overall economic recovery.”

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