Voters don’t believe the next government will create jobs
HALF of all Irish people don’t believe any political party has a strong job creation policy.
In the build-up to the last election, job creation policies were at the forefront of most party manifestos.
This time they’ve taken a back seat and according to new research conducted by IrishJobs.ie, 36pc of people believe that a new government will have no impact on employment creation.
The recruitment site’s latest Jobseeker Sentiment Survey questioned 2,669 people to highlight emerging trends in the market. The shift in focus by political parties may be influenced by jobseekers’ newfound confidence.
Around 55pc of those surveyed are confident they will find a position, while 31pc are confident they will find one within three months. The general manager at IrishJobs.ie, Orla Moran, said the research has generated interesting views in relation to job creation ahead of tomorrow’s election.
“While people’s levels of confidence in the ability of our political system to create employment varies, what cannot be refuted is the sustained growth we are seeing in the Irish economy, which is very much evident in the continued increases in jobs advertised online,” she said.
Just under a third of people surveyed said the next government should focus on job creation in the medical and health sectors.
The poll also found differing views between those employed and jobless on the health of the recruitment market. Over 60pc of those employed feel that the market is improving.