US companies in Ireland seeking to fill more than 1,400 positions
Pictured at the Independence Day Lunch are chamber president Peter Keegan and CEO Joanne Richardson (photo by Jason Clarke Photography)

US companies in Ireland seeking to fill more than 1,400 positions

4 Jul 20133 Shares

At its annual US Independence Day Lunch, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland released the results of a members survey which revealed there are currently more than 1,400 job openings in these firms.

About 100 companies responded to the survey and, of these, 75pc are advertising vacant positions.

More than 115,000 people are already directly employed in more than 700 US firms in Ireland, and among those American Chamber of Commerce Ireland member companies surveyed, there are 1,400 vacancies to be filled, including roles for technical, engineering and research and development staff, as well as sales and customer support.

“The quality of Irish graduates is widely recognised and the availability of a skilled workforce is critical to the continued attraction of Ireland as a location for US companies,” said chamber president Peter Keegan.

“In particular, our workers have a deserved reputation for being well-educated, highly skilled and flexible. This flexibility meant we were able to respond and adapt quickly to the very changed world we found ourselves in, in 2010. The adjustments we have made over that period would probably have been beyond the reach of most other developed economies,” he added.

The survey also revealed that 59pc of member companies had marked an increase in employment from this time last year.

For information on jobs available in these companies, go to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Jobs Board.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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