The Irish job market has rebounded strongly over the first five months of the year, according to the latest IDA jobs analysis, in partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn.
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty fueled by the war in Ukraine, churn rates were 27 percent higher than the same period before the 2019 pandemic.
In May, the CSO reported that the number of employed people in Ireland had risen to 2.5 million, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
Employers are also noting demand for remote work, with nearly one in five Irish job postings on LinkedIn in April offering the opportunity to work from home. This is ahead of other markets such as the UK, where 13.7 per cent of job postings offer work from home.
Only 11.8 percent of German job advertisements offered potential employees the opportunity to work from home.
Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trends Index showed Irish workers are ready to move to a fully remote model, with 20 per cent of respondents interested in the model.
But those who work exclusively from home also showed interest in returning to the office, with 42 percent of remote workers surveyed considering switching to a hybrid model.
The Index also showed that a positive work culture and flexible working hours are two of the most important benefits outside of pay.
According to the report, the digital literacy of the Irish workforce has also increased. The increase in the number of digital skills LinkedIn’s 2 million members have added to their profiles has grown by almost a fifth since 2019. Since 2015, there has also been an increase of almost 30 percent.
Digital skills are also becoming increasingly important in sectors outside of technology, with LinkedIn increasing the ability to capture digital skills in construction, transportation and logistics, healthcare and finance.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/hiring-rate-for-first-five-months-of-2022-over-a-quarter-higher-than-2019-41847390.html Hiring rate for the first five months of 2022 over a quarter higher than 2019