Tuesday, March 12 10:54:00
There was an 8pc increase in the new professional job opportunities from February 2012 with 8,462 vacancies compared to last month when there were 9,177, according to the latest Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor today.
There was however a 6pc decrease in the availability of new professional jobs registered compared to January 2013 (9,730).
The number of professionals seeking new job opportunities remained flat, rising by 1pc from 9,735 in January 2013 to 9,800 in February 2013. This is a smaller pool of job seeking professionals than February 2012 which registered 11,305 - a drop of 13pc.
"It is encouraging to see an increase in professional jobs available in Ireland this month compared to this time last year. The market remains challenged but start-up companies combined with job creation from FDI businesses have helped to increase the availability of professional jobs," said Karen O'Flaherty, Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley.
"The continual rise of exports from Irish manufacturing companies has helped increase job availability within the areas of supply chain and engineering. Positions in demand include supply chain analysts, procurement managers, production supervisors as well as roles within process, maintenance and engineering at managerial level."