Wednesday, September 12 11:17:25
Footballer turned entrepreneur, Niall Quinn, today launched the IT's Happening Here initiative to promote career opportunities in the Irish-owned software sector, where around 1,500 vacancies are waiting to be filled.
The initiative is targeting software professionals both at home and overseas and offers creative, dynamic positions with multiple responsibilities in Ireland's home-grown software industry.
The campaign is centred around the new ITsHappeningHere.ie website (www.itshappeninghere.ie) where Irish owned software companies can post their jobs. An aggressive marketing campaign, across social media in particular, is now underway to drive potential applicants to this site and help fill the 1,500 vacancies in these companies.
IT's Happening Here, an industry-led initiative of the Irish-owned software industry supported by Enterprise Ireland, will also make its debut at the Career Zoo recruitment event, on Saturday 22 September. A selected 16 of the 600 Irish owned software companies will participate on the IT's Happening Here stand at in the convention centre in Dublin.
'The Irish have always been a creative people and our IT industry is a demonstration of this creativity. The Irish owned software industry is leading edge, innovative and dynamic and contributes significantly to both our economy and our culture. We are looking to attract the very best talent from graduate to director level to keep us at the top of our game," Niall Quinn, whose company Q Sat will soon be looking for technically gifted professionals said.
Jarlath Dooley, chair of the industry working group behind IT's Happening Here and HR Director in Version 1 adds: 'There are currently 1500 open vacancies in this industry. These roles offer exciting opportunities to really contribute, have your voice heard and your ideas implemented. To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw: "we dream things that never were and ask why not?"