Job Incentives


14
May 14

Kenny Confirms Construction-sector Jobs Plan

The Taoiseach has confirmed plans to unveil a major new jobs plan for the construction sector later this week.

Enda Kenny said Ireland must kickstart a revival in the building trade, not only to address rising house prices but also to get builders back to work.

His comments come after a new report found rent prices had increased by an average of 9% nationally in the last 12 months.

The Taoiseach said the best way to address the chronic shortage of housing was to start building more homes.

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8
May 14

40 New Jobs at the Web Summit

 Paddy Cosgrave: “The biggest team we are hiring is in engineering.”Referral scheme will offer between €1,000 and €10,000 to individuals who successfully refer people for jobs.

The Summit, formerly the Web Summit, is to create 40 new jobs, bringing total employee numbers to more than 90.

The event, founded by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey in 2010, has grown from 200 people in a lecture hall in TCD to more than 10,000 attendees at Dublin’s RDS. This year the event is expected to attract more than 20,000 people.

The new roles are in engineering, event management, communications, customer support and sales.

“The biggest team we are hiring is in engineering. We are hiring for 12 engineering positions. We build a lot of software for managing the event, marketing the event and improving the event for attendees,” said Mr Cosgrave.

He said people applying for graduate positions would need a 2.1 degree from TCD or a first- class honours degree from other Irish universities. He said the salaries would range from graduate entry level to more than €100,000 for the position of vice-president of sales.

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7
May 14

GAA Rivals Team up to Help Kick-Start Local Jobs Drive

While emigration has brought a new lease of life to the GAA in foreign lands, losing players has had a devastating effect on rural communities at homeWhile emigration has brought a new lease of life to the GAA in foreign lands, losing players has had a devastating effect on rural communities at home.

THEY’VE temporarily parked their on-pitch rivalries for the greater good – as part of a joint effort to stem the emigration tide and create desperately needed jobs in rural Ireland. 

While Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan all have eyes on the upcoming GAA championship, there will be a much different prize up for grabs tomorrow.

The extensive GAA community in the four counties are joining forces – and pooling their resources – to confront the emigration toll, which has hit rural Ireland hard.

They want to try and slow down the trek of their young people abroad – as well as lure back some recently departed emigrants from the US,Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

As a result, a landmark ‘Play Your Part – Help Bring Your People Home’

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4
Apr 14

Ryanair Plans to Create 200 New Jobs in Ireland

A major boost has been handed to the economy today with the announcement of around 765 new jobs.

Airline Ryanair has revealed plans to create 200 new jobs in Ireland in a new 100,000 sq ft tech hub in Airside Business Park, Swords, Dublin.

The positions will be made available in technology, software development and digital marketing as the company looks to improve Ryanair.com and released a new mobile app at the end of June.

Ryanair also confirmed that up to March 2015, it expect traffic to grow from 81.5m to over 84m passengers with new bases in Lisbon, Athens, Brussels, Rome and as it expands its Dublin and London Stansted networks.

About 200 jobs are to be created with the expansion of pharmaceutical company Alexion in Ireland.

The firm said it is investing €75 million in a new global supply chain headquarters at College Park in Blanchardstown, west Dublin.

It is expected a further 200 construction jobs will be created during the building of the site over the next three years.

Planning permission has been granted for a 15,000 square metre laboratory, office, packaging and warehouse facility on the 41-acre greenfield site at College Park. It is due to open in 2017.

Alexion, which develops therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare disorders, said it will take on the 200 new staff by 2016 in a number of roles including supply chain, quality control, warehousing and support.

The company already employs more than 60 people at its Park West plant in Dublin. Earlier this year, it announced plans to acquire a second site in Athlone to create a factory for bottling medicines.

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28
Mar 14

Vodafone Ireland to Hire 113 New People

Vodafone Ireland is expanding its workforce with the creation of 113 new jobs.

The positions will come on stream in the next year across its business, with 57 new permanent posts, five graduate recruits and 51 contract roles.

The company is recruiting for positions in customer service, technology and networks, HR, finance and sales and marketing.

Vodafone currently employs 1,100 people in Ireland.

The CEO of Vodafone Ireland Anne O’Leary says the company is recruiting to meet increasing customer demand.

“Recruitment is starting immediately,” she said. “The jobs will involve people across – technology, networks, customer service, marketing and sales.”

She said the expansion is being driven by increasing demand for mobile and data services.

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24
Mar 14

UCD/TCD Innovation Academy to Host Forum on Entrepreneurship

TeachWare and Casey Games founder Jordan Casey, who will speak at the Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum in Dublin this week. photograph: alan betsonMore than 2,000 expected to attend Dubstarts jobs fair in Dublin.

Given that two-thirds of all new jobs come from start-up businesses in the first five years, entrepreneurship is more topical than ever.

Against this backdrop, the UCD/TCD Innovation Academy will host the third annual Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum (ISEF) on Thursday to promote student start-ups and connect young entrepreneurs with Ireland’s business elite.

ISEF co-head Eoghan Boyle said the forum will provide students with a platform to showcase their businesses to venture capitalists, angel investors and business leaders, and receive feedback and advice on how to proceed. “Young entrepreneurs and third-level students are a seed bed for future business start-ups, they will be our successful entrepreneurs of the future.”

He said the encouragement of entrepreneurship and a start-up culture among students was more important than ever considering the level of youth unemployment throughout Europe.

“Third-level institutions are a hub of new ideas and innovation, and in order to give start-ups the best chance of success it is necessary to have well-established connections with formidable business leaders,” he added.

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12
Dec 13

€1.25bn Research Funding Targeted

Horizon 2020 has been called Ireland’s billion-euro opportunity.

More than 2,000 scientists and researchers have attended the Irish launch of the EU’s seven-year scientific research and innovation fund.

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said the total €79bn in funding was part of the EU’s plan to get people back to work by supporting jobs.

“First and foremost, Horizon 2020 will be good for Europe’s citizens. With its focus on delivering both economic and societal impacts, Horizon 2020 will tackle the issues that matter most to people: Stimulating growth and competitiveness, creating new and better jobs; and finding answers to our biggest societal challenges,” she said.

Ibec welcomed the announcement, saying the funding would help all businesses.

Its innovation executive, Aidan Sweeney, said companies need to be aggressive in going after the funding.

“Horizon 2020 is the largest EU research and development funding programme yet, with a 30% increase on the previous initiative. Ireland needs to take full advantage ofthe opportunities that this programme presents,” he said.

“We welcome the ambitious national target for securing funding of €1.25bn from this programme. We now need to ensure that the high level of engagement that the programme seeks to encourage by companies, particularly SMEs, is quickly realised and developed over its lifetime.”

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12
Dec 13

Three Companies Announce New Jobs Plans

Carraig Donn plans to create 100 new jobs over the next two yearsThree companies announce new jobs plans, Carraig Donn, CurrencyFair & Axway.

Retailer Carraig Donn plans to create 100 new jobs over the next two years as part of its continued expansion, it has been announced.

The company, which is headquartered in Westport, Co Mayo, operates 32 stores across the country – including a newly-opened flagship shop Dublin’s Jervis Shopping Centre.

In 2011 it announced plans to create 150 new jobs, a process which it says is now complete.

The company currently employs more than 450 people across the country and had a turnover of €30 million last year.

Carraig Donn’s managing director and co-owner Pat Hughes said the company would “continue its planned expansion programme in 2014 and 2014”, which will lead to the creation of the jobs.

Meanwhile two new technology companies – CurrencyFair and Axway – have announced expansions to their Irish operations, which will create a total of 45 new jobs.

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7
Oct 13

IMERC Conference to Focus on Maritime Jobs

The potential of disruptive innovation to boost job creation in the maritime sector will be explored at the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) annual conference in Cork today.

The conference will also look at issues surrounding Ireland’s maritime economic development and our capacity to deliver maritime growth.

IMERC director Dr Val Cummins said Ireland derives just 1 per cent of its GDP from the maritime sector. The UK derives 5 per cent, Denmark 11 per cent and Norway 20 per cent.

“The ideas and plans that will emerge from the IMERC Conference will be an important opportunity to drive growth in the figures for Ireland.”

There is a huge opportunity for Ireland to really benefit from its ocean resources in a planned manner for the first time in our history, she added.

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24
Sep 13

Job-Seekers Bring Traditional Industries into the Digital Age

Job-seekers show they can bring traditional industries into the digital ageA programme aimed at reskilling workers so they can capture opportunities in the digital age is having an impact on the fortunes of traditional organisations that also need to propel themselves in the digital direction.

Ahead of the WebElevate showcase this Wednesday, we got a chance to see some of the apps that job-seekers have built for businesses.

On Wednesday, prospective employers will be given a chance to see some of the high quality apps, games and websites built for industry partners of the Digital Skills Academy.

Graduates include mobile app and game developers, digital project managers, online marketers, web video producers, copywriters, UX designers and front-end developers.

Among the apps on show will be learning apps and games built for Gill & Macmillan, a mobile app for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year alumni, an analytics dashboard for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a children’s literacy app for the Educational Company of Ireland, a digital marketing campaign for IDA Ireland, a recruitment website for Version 1, and a game developed for the cartoon series Pencil Pilots.

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