Thursday, May 11, 2006

ESRI predicts jobs growth of 70,000 for Ireland in 2006

Ireland Online:

The Economic and Social Research Institute has issued an optimistic assessment of employment growth for the rest of this year.

The think-tank is predicting that the total increase in the number of people working will reach 70,000 by the end of 2006

The ESRI made the prediction while releasing its monthly survey of the jobs on offer in the various sectors of the Irish economy.

The survey found that 22% of firms had vacancies last month, compared to just 12% in March.

The largest increase over the month was in the services sector, with the number of firms reporting vacancies up from 15% to 31%.

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