Brexit Means More Banking Jobs in Ireland

Bank of America has joined several other major banks in announcing it is relocating it’s EU base to Dublin because of Brexit.

Bank of America  currently employs 6,500 people in the UK and 700 staff in Dublin  –  and now looks likely to relocate more employees to Dublin as Brexit approaches.
Bank of America, which has operated in Ireland since 1968, also plans to move jobs  to other locations where it operates in Europe, depending on the outcome of the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal.

It might not mean new jobs at the bank  – but the knock on effect of more banking staff moving to Dublin should have a positive effect on jobs in the retail , hospitality and related areas.  On the negative side – it could also help keep rental charges and house prices high.

Other banks with large UK operations that are also expected to move some staff to Dublin include : – JP Morgan , Merril Lynch and Goldman Sachs Citigroup  and  Barclays .
Insurers, including Legal & General and Standard Life, are also talking about moving staff  to Dublin,

 

 

Galway Races Jobs 2017

Jobs at the Galway Races 2017

As usual – Lydon House Catering are looking for temporary  staff to work at the Galway Races which take place this year  from Monday 31st  July to  Sunday 6th Augist 2017.

They are 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 this application form and send it to the appropriate department:

Bar Applicants Email: barstaff@lydonhousecatering.com

All Other Applications Email: personnel@lydonhousecatering.com

Include your name and “Galway Races Application 2017” in the subject box.

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.


 

Christmas Jobs Argos Ireland 2017

Christmas work at Argos in Ireland  for 2017

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 Xmas holidays.
Most of the Christmas jobs at Argos are Customer Advisor roles.  One day you could be at the til,  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 doors 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 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 will probably 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

1/3 off Toys. Savings on selected=

There are more than 30 Argos stores in Ireland  – most of them will probably have Christmas jobs available for 2017  – 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

 

Some IT Skills in Short Supply

Everyone’s daily lives are affected by IT. IT , computer systems , Apps  etc have become a central part of  everyday life – but there is a danger of a shortage of skilled people to look after these IT systems to maintain security and software.

The employment of ICT specialists has grown by around 2 million in the EU over last 10 years, but the European Union is facing shortages of around  370,000 in 2017 which is likely to grow by up to 500,000 in 2020 as the demand for highly-skilled ICT professionals is exceeds supply .  It is predicted that  there could be approximately 825,000 ICT vacancies in  EU in 2020 !

Only this  year – (better late then never) it was announced that Computer Science would be in the Leaving Cert exam in Ireland in  2018.

Digital skills are now recognised as essential skills, along with literacy and numeracy.   A ” National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” has been launched in Ireland to help support Ireland’s continuing economic progress and competitiveness.
Job growth is largest in highly skilled jobs, such as management, architecture and analytics positions.

Other areas of ICT where skills are in short supply (These are job sectors that are eligible for the Highly Skilled Occupations Employment Permits )

IT specialist managers
 
IT project and programme managers
 
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
 
Programmers and software development professionals
 
Web design and development professionals

 

Wetherspoons Pubs – Jobs in Dublin

UK cut price pub company JD Wetherspoons have already opened some pubs in Ireland and have big expansion plans . They recently announced a new pub and hotel on Camden St in Dublin with 200 jobs – opening probably in 2019.

At Wetherspoon they have this thing of calling staff  ‘Associates’ – which is becoming more common in many companies.
They say that all the  associates will have the opportunity to progress through an award winning training programme, whether you want to work behind the bar, in the kitchen, front of house on the floor or as a cleaner – you can all expect the same great career path

Wetherspoons say that applicants don’t need to have any previous experience as they  will train you on every part of the role, you just need to be friendly and sociable and have a really positive attitude to succeed with them . And regardless of whether you want to work full time or part time you will receive the same  training.

You will also receive regular reviews and updates on your performance and training and this will form part of your training sign off as an associate.

Wetherspoons Jobs Site

 

Betterware Agent Jobs Ireland

Betterware is a well known catalogue company that sell through agents who deliver catalogues door to door. They are always looking for new keen recruits – and since payment is commission based – the more you sell the more you can make.

Visit the Betterware Jobs Page to find out more and apply .
Betterware offfer Part-time work with Flexible hours ,  working from home you can fit your job around your family.

You can work your local area amd  on your own initiative building  lasting relationships with your customers.
You earn a minimum of 20% of your  sales plus bonuses.
Usually you will be expected to work a  minimum number of hours, usually around 10 – 12 each week and be expected to deliver a minimum of 250 catalogues a week.

No hidden costs – Free to join  .  There are  no charges for catalogues, stationery, training or support.

 

 

Living Wage in Ireland

In Ireland there is a legal Minimum Hourly Wage – which all employers must adhere to. You can see details of the current Minimum Wage in Ireland

There is also a voluntary Living Wage rate – which is being pushed by Unions and other organisations. No one is obliged to pay the Living Wage (yet)

The current Living Wage is €11.50 per hour (Compared to legal Minimum wage of €9.15 per hour )

Ireland’s largest unions have been pushing for the  living wage of €11.50 per hour to replace the current minimum wage, which was increased to €9.15 at the start of the year.

A small amount of employers already pay at least the Living Wage in Ireland – these include Aldi . Ikea and  SSE Airtricity.

The concept of a Living Wage is based working out how what is an adequate income to enable individuals to afford a socially acceptable standard of living.  A  living wage which provides for needs not wants . It is based on figures from  Budget Standards research which establishes the cost of a Minimum Essential Standard of Living in Ireland .
Earnings below the living wage suggest employees are forced to do without certain essentials so they can make ends-meet.

The Living Wage Technical Group was established in 2014 and worked to establish a methodology for calculating the Republic of Ireland Living Wage.

The current members of the group are:

Dr Michéal Collins, UCD
Dr Seán Healy, Social Justice Ireland
Dr Bernadette Mac Mahon, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice
Dr Nat O’Connor, Ulster University
Michael Taft, UNITE the Union
Robert Thornton, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

 

IBec’s  chief executive, Danny McCoy, said that while companies should provide a fair wage to employees, the concept of a living wage is flawed.

 

HGV Drivers and Deboners wanted in Ireland

New Employment Permits Regulations  came into force in Ireland on the 3rd April 2017 that will make it easier for lecturers , HGV Drivers and Meat Deboners to get jobs in Ireland.

These regulations saw changes to the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List (HSEOL)
The following categories of jobs were added to the list of  Highly skilled occupations in short supply

Academics who hold a qualification equivalent to NFQ Level 10 in a given discipline awarded no less than two calendar years prior to the date of application for an employment permit, with a minimum of one academic year of relevant teaching experience, and the employment concerned is in an Irish University or Institute of Technology.


Ineligible Categories of Employment List ICEL

General skills in short supply – The following jobs are now  exempt from the ICEL list on a temporary basis.

HGV drivers who have a CE or C1E driving licence and subject to a maximum quota of 120 General Employment Permits.
Meat Deboners continue to be exempt and a second tranche of a 160 General Employment Permits maximum quota is released.

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FAS Jobs replaced by JobsIreland.ie

The new one stop service for Jobseekers in Ireland is called INTREO  and it provides access to information on job vacancies in Ireland  through the website www.jobsireland.ie.  This replaced the old FAS Jobs Bank or Jobseeker website.

fas jobs

The old FAS Logo

JobsIreland.ie  is an online marketplace where Jobseekers and Employers can find information and profiles about prospective jobs and staff in Ireland and across Europe. JobsIreland also provides a database of Training courses to suit all needs.   JobsIreland.ie is run by the Department of Social Protection .

Contact Phone numbers: , freephone 1800 611 116   OR  046 973 8000

Jobseekers can run a quick job search by selecting a job sector, location or keywords to refine the search. You can register and  enter details of  your skills and experience and JobsIreland will match them against current vacancies and notify you of the results.

The old FAS.ie website was decommissioned and  is no longer available.

 

Jobs in the Irish army and Navy

The Defence Forces in Ireland are hoping to recruit  860 new entrants in 2017. The jobs will be in the Army, Air Corps and Navy.
The recruitment campaign is part of the Government’s commitment to maintaining the  level of the Defence Forces  at 9,500 personnel.

The succesful applicants will start as general service recruits, apprentices and cadets. In  2016 there were 690 new defence forces personnel,

The first of these competition streams, general enlistment, is now open on the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

The closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on the Wednesday 5th April 2017.