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Professional jobs market more buoyant than a year ago

The hiring market for professional jobs in Ireland is much more buoyant than this time last year, with the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor showing a 46pc increase in the number of new positions available in the second quarter.

The number of new professional job opportunities was 8,250 in June 2011, compared to 5,669 in June of last year. There wasn’t much fluctuation compared to May 2011, when the figure was 8,283.

Meanwhile, the number of professional job seekers dropped by 21pc compared to June 2010 to 9,855.

“In niche areas of the market, acute candidate shortages are being felt. For example, it is currently very difficult to find suitable professionals for IT development more: