Tuesday, September 10 16:20:02
A report published has shown that August 2013 saw an 11pc increase in the number of new professional job opportunities available in Ireland. The figures show that in July 2013 (7,681) opportunities were available compared to (8,527) in August 2013.The report produced by Morgan McKinley shows the number of jobs available compared to the same month last year (7,828) increased by 9pc.
In terms of professional job seekers entering the market, there was a decrease of 11pc from 9,240 in July 2013 to 8,230 in August 2013. There was also a fall of 26pc recorded in the number of professionals seeking new career opportunities compared to the same month last year (11,120).
Despite August being a typically quiet month for recruitment due to seasonal factors, such as holiday and the shutdown period, it is encouraging to see the demand for jobs increase month-on-month (11pc). According to a spokesperson for Morgan McKinley, "this rise in activity was most notable within the medical device, pharmaceutical and FMCG industries".
The spokesperson gave a forecast for the rest of the year, "Looking forward to the latter months of 2013, we expect to see increased activity in the jobs market and are cautiously optimistic for the remainder of the year."