The most difficult jobs to fill in Ireland

Nursing positions are some of the most difficult to fill in Ireland

Employment figures show that some businesses in Ireland are struggling to find the right candidate to fill certain vacancies.

The good news is that unemployment rates are falling – down to 7.1%, according to the latest figures.

However, it seems there is a skills shortage in some industries, with some positions proving very difficult to fill.

The most difficult to fill are tech roles, with professional roles such as lawyers or auditors also featured in the top ten.

Nursing roles also featured twice in the top ten.

Ten most difficult roles to fill roles in Ireland in 2016
• Senior Java Developer
• Lawyer
• Senior Software Engineer
• System Engineer
• Theatre Nurse
• Auditor
• Clinical Nurse Manager
• Development Operations Engineer
• Front End Developer
• Recruiting Consultant

EMEA economist Mariano Mamertino says that it takes over 60 days on average, to find a suitable candidate for many of these vacancies.

He said: “As the country’s unemployment rate falls, Irish employers may find it increasingly difficult to find skilled employees.

“Our data provides a clear view of where talent bottlenecks are starting to emerge. Ensuring that Ireland is an attractive destination for skilled workers must be a key focus for government as the economy continues to strengthen.

“Despite the uncertainties posed by Brexit, employers in Ireland continue to deliver job opportunities.”

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