Over the weekend there have been some interesting articles in the papers.
Computer Graduate Shortage
The first one from Independant.ie talks about how there is a desperate shortage in computer graduates. And how that now companies are being forced to hire people from overseas. I guess this is the knock on from the IT downturn, 4 years ago, when the students would have been starting their degrees in 2003, the IT sector was just crawling out of the dot COM fallout. The students of the time stopped applying to do IT courses, and now there is a big gap in the market. The article can be read here.
Look back on 2007 by Fiona O’Brien
And then there is an interesting interview with Fiona O’Brien from Lenovo Ireland (www.lenovo.com/ie/, where she looks back at the year 2007. She mentions the challenges that will face the jobs industry in 2008 in Ireland.
Bertie looking towards an EU Position ?
And then there is a short article at Forbes.com which states that Bertie Ahern isn’t ruling out a possible move to work at the EU. He is the second most qualified politican in Europen (apparently). Maybe this will be the end of Bertie seeking more money for his Dáil position !
With his magnetic people skills he will certainly get the job ! 😉