Irish Job News – News on Jobs for Ireland
Irish Job News - News on Jobs for Ireland
6 September 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Oracle acquires Netsure Telecom
Oracle Corp. (www.oracle.com) has agreed to acquire Netsure Telecom Ltd. (www.netsure.com), a provider of network intelligence and network data integrity software. Netsure is a private company based in Dublin, who make software that helps ensure the smooth operation of networks. Its main software is the Active Network Optimisation product suite. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Oracle expects the deal to be finalized later this month.
Oracle’s press release can be seen here
Netsure’s solutions are product based, and support open standards. Netsure’s product capabilities combined with Oracle’s network inventory, provisioning, and financial asset management applications, are expected to enable service providers to improve proactive network planning, modeling and optimization, reducing operational costs and increasing the utilization and efficiency of both leased and owned network capacity.
Netsure, headed by Barry Murphy CEO, have offices in Park West Business Park, Dublin
4 September 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Ireland looking more reasonable ?
This week there has been some great news from the Irish economic stand point, employment rates are up and house prices & loan applications are on their way down.
Employment Rates increase
There has been some news from the CSO (www.cso.ie) showing that employment levels in Ireland rose at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2007. This is slightly faster than the 3.8 percent recorded in the first quarter of this year.
A breakdown showed that employment in the finance, health and retail sectors also grew strongly. The only segment to show a decrease was public administration and defense.
Of course these figures need to be seasonally adjusted, with this the unemployment rate stood at 4.6 percent at the end of May versus 4.4 percent in the previous three months and 4.2 percent in the final September to November quarter of last year. The number of people in employment in the three months to the end of May rose by 78,400 on the year to 2,095,400 according to the Quarterly National Household Survey which runs from December to November rather than following the calendar year.
Housing Prices start to fall in Ireland
Another report, released yesterday by SRI and Permanent TSB. Show that the average house prices fell since the start of the year. Also new figures show that average house prices have fallen by more than €9,000, or 3%, in the first seven months of this year. The average price paid for a house in July was €301,267, almost the same as the average for June last year.
Also the number of housing loan applications has had a sharp drop. In Q1 of 2007 the figure dropped by 22% from the previous quarter for fixed rate mortgages and variable rate mortages. Minister for Housing Batt O’Keeffe said
“Figures contained within this release confirm that the housing market is evolving to a more balanced and sustainable growth pattern, particularly with regard to house prices and mortgage lending”
3 September 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Fidelity add jobs in Galway
Financial services firm Fidelity Investments (www.fidelity.com) is to create 49 jobs over the next three years in Galway. They will be creating a new research and development centre will be operated by Fidelity Technology Group (FTG). Fidelity, has been in operation in Ireland since 1996 and employs around 300 people in Dublin and Galway.
This news will be a welcome boost to the Financial service industry in the West of Ireland.
3 September 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses
Paul Mullan, a regular contributor of useful CV & Interview articles here on eirjobs.com, is running a workshop in Dublin city center on 29th September. This aim of the workshop is to teach you essential CV & Interview skills. It will help you gain the edge in an increasingly competitive job market.
CV & Interview Skills Workshop 29/09/2007 Dublin
Attend this workshop and you will :
- Know how to make an immediate impact with your CV
- Know key format and content for your CV
- Avoid the biggest CV and Interview pitfalls
- Understand your audience better – the employer
- Know how to prepare for interview
- Uncover essential interview tips and techniques
- Improve body language and non-verbal communication
- Know how to handle difficult questions
- Access the hidden job pool
Details on the Workshop
- Location: Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, D1
- Date: Saturday 29th September 2007
- Time: Morning workshop 9-1 or Afternoon workshop 2-6
- Attendance: Limited to 12 attendees per workshop
- Cost: 60.00 euro (special discount rate for eirjobs readers, just quote us when booking)
For info on the workshop & a profile please email email@example.com or call 087-1223308 or register online http://www.measurability.ie/contactus.html .
Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, D1, Dublin.
3 September 2007 | Ireland | 1 Response
Euró Iompú (Euro Coach Builders www.eurocoachbuilders.ie ), a bus assembling company has gone into voluntary liquidation. The company employs 45 people in the Údaras na Gaeltachta Industrial Estate in Gweedore, Co Donegal. They have in the past produced the City Imps used by Dublin Bus. A statement from the company said the workers would be laid off as a result.
Euró Iompú said its board had reached the decision after a review of business activities as the company had been facing increased competition in the bus manufacturing sector in the last few years.
31 August 2007 | Articles, Ireland | 2 Responses
Here is the 4th part in the series from Paul Mullan of Measurability.ie. Measurability offers career coaching to individuals looking to change careers as well as companies looking to train their staff for better things. If you have a question you can either leave it here or send Paul an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The other articles can be found here at Why most CV’s Fail / Lying in Interviews / Job Hunting Tips.
Who is interviewing who?
Once upon a time jobseekers were happy to get a job, any job with little fuss and most felt that putting challenging questioning to a potential employer could send out the wrong signals and cost them the job. Thus the interview was a recruitment tool were the power lay fully in the hands of the interviewer. Over the last 10 years this perception is changing slowly and jobseekers are beginning to realise that the interview can serve them too in job hunting arena.
It still amazes me though how many jobseekers ask the questions – “Should I ask questions at an interview?” or “What questions should I ask at interview?” Jobseekers put little though into this area when preparing for interview spending all their time focusing on what questions they will be asked rather that the reverse. When the interviewer eventually does ask if the jobseekers has any questions this is often met with a blank expression like a rabbit caught in headlights. This is not a curve ball and all job seekers should expect this to happen at all interviews.
No questions – wrong signals.
An interviewee who asks questions when given the opportunity send out the impression that they are interested in the job but also that they have put a bit of though into the interview and what they want from their next position/career. Lack of questions can give the impression that jobseekers are not interested or even lack confidence.
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29 August 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses
News has come this Wednesday that Coca-Cola Ireland (www.ccbi.ie) is to close one of their 3 plants in Ireland. They will be closing their plant in Drogheda, Co. Kildare in a years time. Coca-Cola also have plants in Ballina, Co Mayo & Athy, Co. Kildare. It is estimated that Coca-Cola will now only employ 540 people in Ireland in their bottling and concentrates production facilities. Labour union leaders accused Coca-Cola of mounting the action to close down a plant with union-organized workers in favour of the Ballina plant, where workers are not unionised.
So that is the news in the drinks industry in Ireland tonight. It’s time to head down to the pub to insure that they still have enough stocks of coca-cola left for me to add to my Jack Daniels.
29 August 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Scott ElectroMech close with 76 job losses
News has come today that the Belfast electronic engineering firm Scott ElectroMech (Formerly Thrige-Scott Ltd. ) is to close. Scott ElectroMech (www.thrige-scott.com) employed 76 workers in East Belfast is to go into receivership.
Their company logo “Standing the test of time” is no longer holding true after 100 years of business.
Scott motors can be found in F1 wind tunnels, Malaysian rubber factories, Chinese sugar refineries. ski-lifts in Colorado and gold dredgers in Ghana.
27 August 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Pat the Baker passes away
The founder and owner of one of Ireland’s most successful bakeries has died today. Pat Higgins was the owner of ‘Pat the Baker’, which was founded in 1953 in Granard, Co. Longford. Pat the Baker employs over 400 people through direct employees and self-employed agents in Ireland. And it has been Granard’s largest employer for the last 50 years.
RIP Pat, we loved your loaves & thanks for making our school lunches over the years.
26 August 2007 | Articles | Comments Off on Visitor Visas for Ireland
Citizens of certain countries required to obtain an entry visa for Ireland. If you are a citizen of a country that is on one of the lists below, then you do NOT require an entry visa for Ireland. Citizens of countries which are not on the list must apply for a visa to enter Ireland before they travel here. Remember that you should apply for a visa at least 2 months before you are due to travel to Ireland. This list is valid as of August 26th 2007.
List of countries whose passport holders do not require visas to enter Ireland:
||Antigua And Barbuda
|Saint Kitts & Nevis
|Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
||Trinidad & Tobago
|United Kingdom & Colonies
||United States Of America
British Dependent Territories (Colonies)
|British Antarctic Territory (South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands)
|British Indian Ocean Territories (Chagos Archipelago, Peros Banos, Diego Garcia, Danger Island)
||Falkland Islands And Dependicies
|Pitcairn (Henderson, Ducie And Oneno Islands)
|St. Helena And Dependicies (Ascension Island, Tristan Da Cunha)
The Soverign Base Areas Of Akrotiri And Dhekila
|Turks And Caicos Island
||British Virgin Islands
People with existing travel visas
Visas are not required either by persons who are holders of Convention travel documents which are valid and issued by the following countries:
Notes: A person in possession of a Hong Kong certificate of identity requires an entry visa for the state. Persons who are holders of a British Hong Kong passport who have a right of abode in Great Britain do not require entry visas. Persons who are holders of a british hong kong passport who have a right of abode in hong kong only do not require entry visas but they are subject to full foreign national controls in respect of registration, permission to remain, work permits et cetera.
24 August 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Analog to let 150 go
Semiconductor company Analog Devices Inc, (www.analog.com) is set to close their 6 inch fabrication plant in Limerick. It is expected that the fab operations will cease before the end of 2008.
About the company from their website:
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI’s analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment.
Analog employs 1,100 people at the Raheen Business Park in Limerick and 8,800 world wide. A report with the vice president of Analog in Limerick said :”This is a long-term strategic decision for us as we must continuously assess our manufacturing capability to maintain our leadership position in the global semiconductor industry in which we compete,” said Dennis Dempsey, and continued saying. “By focusing this flagship manufacturing facility on the more advanced 8-inch technology, we will be better positioned to provide innovative technology that is optimized to the performance and cost requirements of our customers well into the foreseeable future,“.
24 August 2007 | Articles | 1 Response
Here is the 3rd part in the series from Paul Mullan of Measurability.ie. Measurability offers career coaching to individuals looking to change careers as well as companies looking to train their staff for better things. If you have a question you can either leave it here or send Paul an email at email@example.com. The first part can be read here “Why most CV’s Fail” and second part “Lying in Interviews“.
Job Hunting – Are you getting the results you want?
You could not fault many jobseekers for effort when job hunting as they devote hours of their time to finding the Holy Grail – that dream job. The problem is that many jobseekers I encounter are not getting the results they want even with all this effort. Investigation often indicates that they have been limiting their prospects by following the same strategy throughout. The reality is that there are many ways to skin a cat and a new job can be secured through a variety of approaches. Remember if you keep doing what you are doing you will keep getting the same results.
The Recruitment Agency approach.
The number of Recruitment Agencies in operation has mushroomed over the last decade and agencies are finding new employment for thousands of people on a daily basis. This is great and agencies are the jobseekers No.1 strategy for many reasons but largely due to the fact that they take the hunting out of job hunting. Send in a CV, meet a recruitment consultant and sit back and wait for the job possibilities to roll in. However there are other jobseekers that wait and wait and keep waiting without any positive progress.
Control your destiny
Having worked in this industry the biggest complaints are from those jobseekers that are not getting the phone calls or job interviews. The frustration is their lack of control and feedback as a 3rd party is deciding if the CV will be sent for a vacancy and manages the whole recruitment process. If you are not getting positive results and you really want to get a job you need to get your hands dirty. Take control of the situation and become your own personal recruitment agency with one jobseeker to manage – you.
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23 August 2007 | Ireland | 37 Responses
Many people wonder about the number of work permits that are currently valid in Ireland, here is a quick statistical run down up to and including July 31st 2007. Currently there are work permits issued for 12,805 workers in Ireland. This is down from 19,557 that were valid in 2006.
Top Ten Countries with Permits issued from Ireland
Also available are the numbers of countries who were denied work permits, and for the sake of clarity the top three are India (184), Philippines (134), China (116).
||Number of Permits
||United States of America
Work Permits by Industry
Here is a break down of what industries have had the most number of work permits issued.
||Number of Permits
||Medical & Nursing
||Agriculture & Fisheries
Top Irish Companies who have received Work Permits
It is also possible to find out what companies have the most work permits issued. We are a little confused with Macra Na Feirme heading the list, but it’s possible these are for some manual labour.
||Number of Permits
||Macra Na Feirme
||Cemex IT Services Ltd
||Health Services Executive
||ISS Contract Cleaners Limited
||Liffey Meats (Cavan) Ltd
||Ernst & Young
||Google Ireland Limited
||Satyam Computer Services
on secondment to Satyam Computer
Services Limited (Ireland)
||University of Dublin
||Kepak Group Ltd
||Tom Duffy & Son’s Circus
So there you have it, a quick look at what is happening in Ireland with regards to work permits.
Source : [Entemp.ie].
22 August 2007 | Ireland | 39 Responses
Often, there is confusing as to what you are entitled to if you work a bank holiday in Ireland. So here is the run down for you. If you have any questions do leave them below !
Entitlements For Bank Holidays
If you have worked at least 40 hours in total in the five weeks before the public holiday you are entitled to paid leave on the day or one of the following alternatives:
- A paid day off within a month of the publicholiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay
- The nearest church holiday to the public holiday as a paid day off
Part-time employees who are entitled to public holiday leave, but are not due to work on that particular day should receive one-fifth of their weekly pay instead of the actual day’s leave. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, you do not have any automatic legal entitlement to have the next working day off work.
22 August 2007 | Ireland | 10 Responses
A new 12 story hotel is planned for Athlone which is set to bring 250 new full time & part time jobs to the area. Design plans were unveiled last week by architects Murray O’Laoire (www.murrayolaoire.com). This will be one of the tallest building in the Midlands.
The spectacular 167 bedroom hotel will form an integral part of the €500 million Town Centre development which will consist of 50 retail units, 145 residential units, restaurants and cafes, a creche and 1,300 car parking spaces.
The new Sheraton Athlone Hotel will create 250 full and part-time jobs in addition to the 1,000 jobs heralded by the Town Centre development.
This will be the 2nd Sheraton hotel from of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Group in Ireland, the other one being the Sheraton Fota Island Hotel & Spa in Cork.