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Job Vacancies Continue to Arise Despite Recession

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) have released a report entitled the Vacancy Overview 2010.

Amid a challenging labour market and continuing high unemployment, the first annual Vacancy Overview Report from the EGFSN has found that despite the recession and high unemployment levels, some job vacancies continued to arise in 2010, providing positive news for job seekers in Ireland. 

Although the number of newly advertised vacancies is significantly lower than at the peak in 2007, vacancies continue to arise.  Demand is mostly limited to experienced candidates.  Where job vacancies arise, jobseekers with third level qualifications coupled with work experience and foreign language skills were more likely to be in demand by employers. 

This underlines the need for jobseekers to engage in upskilling and for the education and training system to continually align with the skills needs of enterprise.

To view the full report, please visit the Forfás website.