Stephen Moloney(IBNB& Live Your Dream Education) recently sat down to talk with Oliver an IT Recruitment Consultant – Specialising in Front End Development at Morgan McKinley about the job market in Ireland so he can give us an insight into which sectors have been affected by COVID 19 and which are thriving.

How have job sectors in Ireland have been affected by COVID-19?

Clients put a lot of projects in 2020 on hold and didn’t move forward as there was fear in the market and uncertainty caused by the pandemic. For the most part in the high-demand areas such as Pharma and Technology hiring has returned to normal. Confidence has returned to the market for the most part and there are still skills shortages.

On Monday the 5th of October LeoVaradkar announced 206 new jobs at ‘high-growth IDA-backed companies. Can you tell us a little bit more about these new jobs?

IDA helps companies come to Ireland to set up.

The new jobs will be spread across the technology and business service sectors with a range of activities such as Sales and Marketing, Software Development, and Tech Support.

The companies creating the new jobs are:
Eliatra (15), an IT Services and Solutions company that is focused on big data, cloud services, and security has announced that it has chosen Sligo to locate its new Product Development and European HQ. The company plans to employ 15 people over the next 3 years in areas such as product development, technical support, sales, and marketing roles.

Hellios (24), the UK headquartered supplier information and risk management solution company today announced that it is establishing a Software Development center in Dublin and will create 24 new developer roles.

Moz, Inc. (10), the leader in search engine optimization technology, today announced it has established a Customer Success team in Cork, Ireland. The team is working out of the Glandore Office which overlooks the River Lee. Moz will create up to 10 jobs initially for customer support executives and account managers to support its continued expansion into the European market.

National Technologies (NTI) (52), the US company that provides fibre optic and data centre installation services, today announced the opening of its EMEA HQ in Park West, Dublin. This is National Technologies’ first international operations outside of the US and will see 52 high-quality roles created over the next three years.

Nulia (40), headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, announced that it has chosen Dublin as the location for its EMEA Headquarters to service its existing customers in the EMEA market and to grow its presence in the region. The company is currently ramping up its Dublin team and plans to employ 40 or more people across sales, customer success, software engineering, data science, and operations.
ProSearch (45), a leading provider of comprehensive discovery solutions to corporate legal departments and law firms, announces the expansion of the company’s full-service office in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin facility, first established in 2019, works closely with the company’s Los Angeles headquarters to address growing client demand for US-EU cross-border discovery solutions. ProSearch expects to create 45 new roles in Ireland over the next 3 years in IT and data center operations, data privacy and security, forensics, and other eDiscovery services related to data processing, project management, and advanced review analytics support.
Simple But Needed (SBN) (20) a privately held developer of comprehensive safety and risk management software systems, headquartered in San Francisco, California, today announced that it is to set up its European Headquarters in Kildare Town, Co Kildare, with plans to employ 20 people over three years in the areas of sales, product support, customer success, and engineering sales.


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