Strong jobs growth during summer months as professional vacancies increase by 4% in August

Aldagh McDonogh 09.09.2014

Traditionally considered a quieter month for recruitment, August was a record summer month for professional job vacancies with the numbers available actually increasing on the previous month according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor

Irish Employment Monitor

Highlights Overall

  • The number of professional job vacancies increased by 4% between July and August this year (10,120 compared to 9,699).
  • There was a 19% increase in vacancies in August this year compared to the same month in 2013 (8,527 to 10,120).
  • The numbers of professionals seeking jobs in August 2014 (8,930) is up on the same month last year by 9% (8,230) but, as would be expected down on July 2014 (9,500).

Further Insights 

  • Jobs created are new and permanent: Importantly the growth in jobs is being driven by permanent roles that are being created as firms expand.
  • Salary expectations differ: In some industries there are significant differences in salary expectations between candidates and firms.
  • Market intelligence is all important: Companies that are not using market intelligence to gauge what to offer candidates are losing out in hiring staff.

Morgan McKinley's Irish Employment Monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job vacancies and new candidates within the Republic of Ireland each month.

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