Employment growth in Ireland

The number of people in employment in Ireland in Q2 2018  increased by 3.4% in the year to June 2018 . The total in employment stands at 2,255,000. The Central Statistics Office say there are just 144,300 unemployed and that 1,448,900 are not in the labour force.

The employment rate in Ireland is  67.9%  – for comparison . The employment rate in the EU-28 is  67.8%.  (Q1 2018)

According to the government – this is the highest level of employment ever within the State.  The biggest job increases  were in construction and accommodation and food.

There have now been 24 consecutive quarters of employment growth and unemployment continues to fall, with the unemployment rate reaching 5.9 per cent in July 2018. The unadjusted unemployment rate among the EU-28 countries in the first quarter of 2018 was 7.4%, while the comparable rate in Ireland was 5.7%

Long term unemployed in Ireland make up 34% of the total unemployed.
But – there is still high youth unemployment rate, which is at 15.4 per cent.

The total population of Ireland stood at 4.857 million in July 2018

 

 

Christmas Jobs Argos Ireland 2018

Christmas work at Argos in Ireland  for 2018

Argos Ireland usually recruit as many as 500 part time staff  for the  busy Christmas period. It is a good place for students to get work during the Christmas  holidays.
Most of the Christmas jobs at Argos are Customer Advisor roles.  One day you could be at the till,  the next in the stockrooms.
There are sometimes a few driving jobs  where you will be picking deliveries in the stockroom and taking them to customer’s  homes in an Argos van.

Argos Ireland  is one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,400 employees.  Flexible hours are available. You may even enjoy it so much that you choose to apply for a permanent career with them  –  Argos  say they have a few managers in the business who started off   as Christmas temps!

Argos Christmas Jobs are open to anyone aged 16 or over. They expect you to be able to do at least 10 hours a week and it will help if you are available on Christmas Eve  , St Stephens Day and New Years Day.
You get  an immediate 10% staff  discount and a ‘thank you’ bonus if you complete the contract.

 If there are any 2018 Argos Ireland Christmas vacancies you can search for them and apply online HERE

They usually start appearing around October . The UK jobs get advertised first – the Irish vacancies go on a few weeks later. It could be be mid October when the Irish jobs go online.




If you came here looking for  Argos online shopping in Ireland  –   you need to visit the Argos  Ireland Website . You can order larger items at Argos online for home delivery – but you have to collect most smaller items from your nearest Argos store . But – you can check stock and reserve items online to save you a wasted journey . Find loads of other great online shops that  deliver to Ireland at  ShoponlineIreland.com

There are more than 30 Argos stores in Ireland  – most of them will probably have Christmas jobs available for 2018  – these are the  Argos  store locations in Ireland

Arklow Bridgewater Shopping Centre
Athlone Golden Island Shopping Centre
Ashbourne Retail Park
Carlow Fairgreen Retail Park
Castlebar Hopkins Road
Cork Blackpool Retail Park
Drogheda Retail Park, Donore Road
Dublin Jervis Street – Dublin
Dublin Liffey Valley Retail Park, Liffey Valley
Dublin Santry  Omni Park
Dublin Blanchardstown Retail Park
Dublin St. Stephens Green Shop. Centre,
Dublin – The Square Tallaght
Ilac Centre – Dublin
Nutgrove Centre Rathfarnham
Dublin Swords The Pavilions Shopping Centre
Dun Laoghaire Bloomfield Shopping Centre
Dundalk
Dundrum Town Centre
Galway Headford Road
Kilkenny 36 High Street
Killarney Deerpark Road
Limerick The Crescent
Limerick Cruises Street
Letterkenny Retail Park
Longford Red Cow Roundabout
Monaghan
Navan Shopping Centre
Portlaoise
Sligo Cleveragh Retail Park
Swords
Tralee The Horan Centre
Tullamore Retail Park
Waterford Great Georges Street
Wexford

Argos.ie

 

Working at Penneys at Christmas

Penneys is one of the big chains that take on a lot of staff to cope with the Christmas shopping period from late October to December or early January.

Penneys Christmas staff  will need to be available to work any day of the week and will be expected to work 5 days out of 7. You must also be willing to work every evening Monday to Saturday

The Christmas staff usually cover the busy periods – so the shifts might only be 4 hours per day. The most common shifts are between 4pm to 11pm and work will usually involve stocking and keeping things tidy (which can be a big job in a Penneys store).
Christmas staff duties will include keeping your section tidy (folding and sorting clothes ) and helping customers. You might also operate the tills when needed.
Pay will be close to the minimum wage.

There are usually Christmas vacancies in Dublin, Cork. Galway , and other major towns.

You can find all Penneys Irish jobs  here

All job applications are made online – When you have completed an application you will receive an email  within 48 hours to confirm that Penneys have received your application . The store or area that you have applied to is able to see your details and the role that you have applied for on their  system. If you’re unsuccessful you’ll receive an email to tell you as soon as possible. If you have applied to a store and have not received a response within 28 days, you should contact the store directly to follow up your application.

 

Jobs with Aldi in Ireland

Aldi’s continued success means that they  are opening more and more Aldi stores across the country.   Openings in the Autumn of 2018 include :
Cork –  Blackrock October 2018
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny November 2018
Youghal, Co. Cork November 2018
Royal Canal Park, Dublin November 2018
Newbridge, Co. Kildare November 2018
Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath November 2018
Laytown, Co. Meath November 2018
Killaloe, Co. Clare December 2018
Rathnew, Co. Wicklow

For each one of these stores Aldi will be looking for special individuals who share in the Aldi philosophy – hard work and great rewards. And remember, they begin recruiting for new stores prior to the opening date.

You may have heard certain rumours about working at Aldi. Things like; you have to memorise all the prices in the store, you have to sort out and pay your own tax at the end of the year, or you have to work 7 days a week! All of these are absolute nonsense.

Of course working at Aldi is hard work but it is also hugely rewarding. The hours are flexible, the work is challenging but fun, you will have a supportive team with you, undergo high levels of training and be rewarded with a generous salary.

Aldi say they are constantly looking for new recruits across the country, so feel free to apply for any location.

The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme  – Being an Area Manager is  a diverse role and  you’ll work with a variety of different people and personalities, and be expected to use your own initiative while demonstrating leadership. It’s all about adapting and being able to relate to different people so you can achieve high levels of success.

Aldi recruit several graduates who become  fully trained to Area Management level within a year, running tores and managing staff  people. The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme also offers  competitive rewards and excellent career progression.

 

Apply Below for Aldi Jobs in Ireland

Aldi Jobs Ireland

 

Software Engineering Jobs in Athlone

Neueda Technologies have announced they will be establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, creating over 200 jobs over the next 4 years.

Neueda Technologies was established in 2006 and is a provider of business and technical training programmes, application development services and IT consulting service. Their current HQ is in Belfast and they have a second site in Latvia

The new roles are mainly for  experienced  Java software developers, cloud engineers and agile practitioners.

See current Jobs here

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Figures Looking Good

The  Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland released some figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) from Q1 2018.  from the beginning of Q3 2017.

The figures show that in the first 3 months of 2018, ther were  2,220,500 people in employment, up 2.9% or 62,100 from the same quarter in 2017. When adjusted for seasonal factors, employment increased by 0.7% or 15,700 from Q4 2017.

There were 132,900 people unemployed in Q1 2018 and this was down 18.6% or 30,500 from Q1 2017. When seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate fell from 6.4% to 5.8% over the quarter, while the seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 137,300.

Long term unemployment, which refers to those persons unemployed for one year or more, accounted for 37.7% of total unemployment in Q1 2018.

The total number of persons in the labour force is now 2,353,400, up 1.4% or 31,700 from Q1 2017. The number of persons not in the labour force is 1,470,500 which is up 1.1% or 16,400 from a year earlier .

 

IT Jobs with Mastercard Ireland

Mastercard is a globally known  technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network.
Thay have a base in Dublin which they are planning to expand in the coming months. Mastercard’s Leopardstown office, with 380 staff, is the global headquarters of Mastercard Labs, the company’s research and development arm.

Back in April Mastercard announced it will be hiring 175 new employees in Dublin in roles that include:

  • software engineers,
  • blockchain specialists,
  • data scientists,
  • project managers,
  • analysts,
  • product designers,
  • cloud infrastructure specialists
  • information security experts

 

The types of technology they require knowlege of include :

Java and Spring – preferably Spring Boot, Spring Cloud.
Postgres, Oracle, MySQL.
• Web development like React, AngularJS, HTML5
Swagger and familiar with Docker an advantage.

VMWare ESX/vCloud, AmazonAWS, CloudStack, OpenStack, Azure, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundary

 

Mastercard has taken on more space at its Mountainview headquarters in Leopardstown and has signed a lease until 2026, to accommodate growing numbers of staff.

 

You can find current Mastercard Jobs Here

 

Galway Races Jobs 2018

Jobs at the Galway Races 2018

As usual – Lydon House Catering will be looking for temporary  staff to work at the Galway Races which take place this year  from Monday 30th  July to  Sunday 5th August 2018.

They will be looking for the following Categories of Experienced Staff:

Hospitality Supervisors

Bar Supervisors  Catering Supervisors

Chefs  Waiting Staff  Bar Staff

Catering Assistants/Kitchen Porters/Wash Up Staff

Administration Staff

 

All applicants must be 16 years or over. There are some restrictions on the roles and time periods that staff between 16 – 18 years can be recruited for e.g. duration of employment is 5 days maximum, staff must finish work before 10.00pm

Applicants need to complete an online application form    and send it to the appropriate department:

email Catering & Waiting Staff Applications to: recruitment@lydonhousecatering.com

email Bar Applications to: barstaff@lydonhousecatering.com

The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as being Ireland’s premier and most colourful racing festival.  While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. It’s true to say once you go racing in Galway, you’ll want to make it an annual event. It is a unique occasion filled with colour, atmosphere, passion and craic.


 

Make Money From Answering Surveys in Ireland

A market research company are  looking for Irish people aged  over 16 to join their online consumer panel. (Work From Home)
It’s simple- and free to register. All surveys are done online from the comfort of your own home or local coffee shop with free WiFi !  . Participants get rewards for most of the surveys – These rewards may be cash  (via Paypal) or online gift vouchers .

You will be asked to complete online surveys about various products. These  surveys are then  used by companies to help develop new products and advertising  campaigns.

If you are out of work – it’s an easy way to help beat the boredom and maybe get something in return.  You could be a stay at home mum or dad looking to make a bit of extra cash for the Holidays  or to help pay the bills ? It’s not a proper job – you won’t make a living from it –  but  every little helps!

Join here today !    MySurvey

 

Places for Apprentices at Bus Eireann 2018

Applications for Bus Eireann apprenticeships are being accepted from March 1st 2018 to March 24th 2018.

These apprenticeships  are for Heavy Vehicle Mechanics and are open to both female and male candidates.
Locations will be one of the following –   Athlone, Ballina, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Longford, Sligo, Stranorlar, Thurles, Tralee, Waterford

Bus Eireann apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards and acquire the ability to maintain the various systems associated with modern public service vehicles. This includes training on the various day to day repairs and preventative maintenance tasks, in addition to vehicle diagnostics/fault finding .

On successful completion of this Heavy Vehicle Mechanics apprenticeship, the apprentice is awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.

During your apprenticeship you will also be trained for a category D driving licence.


During the on the job training phase of your apprenticeship you will be paid by Bus Éireann.
Year 1: €200.32 weekly
Year 2: €300.48
Year 3: €434.03
Year 4: €534.19

While attending the off the job training phase of your apprenticeship you will be paid a training allowance by SOLAS
(details of which will be provided by SOLAS).
Further information on apprenticeships is available on www.aprenticeship.ie


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have obtained the following minimum standards at the time of applying.

Grade C or higher at Ordinary Level in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

Irish or English
Mathematics
Science Subject (Technology, Art, Craft & Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork).
Any two other subjects
(Grade D or higher on higher level papers is acceptable).

OR

Grade D or higher at Ordinary Level in the

Leaving Certificate

(or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

Irish or English
Mathematics
Science Subject (Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry.)
Any two other subjects.
If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science subjects, the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level:
Art, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics, Engineering, Home Economics, and Technology.

Apply Here