LinkedIn has led to the burden in relation to the number of roles announced in Ireland, but that does not mean it is the only company with grabbing jobs.
Are you looking for a job? Yes, and probably just one job? What about 1,000 jobs? Believe it or not, this week could even satisfy such an incredible claim.
Yes, the number of jobs created this week has approached four figures, although for reasons that we are going to expand now, it is difficult to capture an accurate picture.
To be honest, Job Announcements are undoubtedly an inaccurate science. Companies do not necessarily fulfill the recruitment targets they propose for myriad reasons. A lack of talent in some areas may be a contributing factor.
Not to mention that companies do not always disclose the exact amount of roles they hire – as is the case with the US technology company Unosquare earlier this week.
The company has confirmed that it will exceed the 100 hired recruitment target. Before its appearance at Digital DNA in Belfast, CEO Giancarlo Di Vece, it was expected that the Belfast office was impressive and that employ more than 100 people.
Also in Belfast, SaaS Futrli announced 80 jobs in a new delivery center of £ 5.5 million. The seats will be paid over the next three years.
The most important job announcement this week (in terms of numbers) came from the LinkedIn Professional Social Media Platform. Although the company has been in Ireland for years, this announcement will bring the total number of Irish staff up to 2,000, which is a major leap.
LinkedIn Ireland Chief Sharon McCoyey confirmed the announcement that the Irish business has become the second largest in the world.
The online sales portal NRG, which sells products for construction and home improvement, launched its website and confirmed its plans to hire 20 people in Cork.
Finally, the Irish IT Arkphire and Monsoon Consulting have unveiled plans to take on new entrants who are committed to recruiting 15 people.
This week we also talked to some STEM practitioners about their diverse experiences in their respective areas. We have details from Takeda's Lorcan Stewart about what the creation of a new biology lab is about.
We've heard from Melanie Cunningham why she thinks it's better to study software development as a mature student.
We then heard from Alan Hayden from ACIA what his career in cloud management means.
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