Fi­nance sec­tor jobs grow­ing

Irish Independent - Business Week - - Front Page -

JOB post­ings in fi­nance sec­tor have grown 45pc in two years, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Cpl Em­ploy­ment Mar­ket Mon­i­tor (EMM).

De­spite the coun­try reach­ing nearly full em­ploy­ment, the EMM shows an in­crease of nearly 10pc in the post­ing of jobs in the three months to 30 June 2018 when com­pared to the same quar­ter in 2016.

Along with fi­nance jobs, the sales and mar­ket­ing area had a very strong first quar­ter in 2018, how­ever ac­tiv­ity de­creased a lit­tle in this area in the sec­ond quar­ter, which is a usual sea­sonal trend, ac­cord­ing to the EMM.

Jobs in the sci­ence, engi­neer­ing and sup­ply chain sec­tor and the IT sec­tor have re­mained static since 2016.

“The fig­ures show a job mar­ket in good health. The growth in jobs posted in the sec­ond quar­ter of the year is the high­est since 2014,” said Ro­nan Lyons who co-au­thors the re­port with Cpl Re­sources, “The re­search also showed that both job­seek­ers and em­ploy­ers see job­seek­ers as gain­ing more bar­gain­ing power.”

Mean­while the re­search also found that seven in 10 em­ploy­ees are bored in work, as is­sues around em­ployee en­gage­ment start to emerge.

In ad­di­tion, three in four em­ploy­ees say that they could imag­ine a ca­reer change in the fu­ture.

“Em­ploy­ers must find ways to chal­lenge their staff and help them grow,” Siob­han O’Shea, client ser­vices di­rec­tor at Cpl Re­sources, said.

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