Report highlights shortage of skilled software workers in Ireland

Report highlights shortage of skilled software workers in Ireland

A major report into the Irish software sector has found that Ireland risks losing jobs because of the lack of skilled workers here.

The companies surveyed have increased the numbers involved in software development by more than 30% in the past three year.

However, they say that given the shortage of suitably skilled workers in Ireland there is a danger that thousands of jobs could be created elsewhere instead.

Chief Scientist at the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Professor Brian Fitzgerald, says that half of the jobs in the sector here are not filled with Irish workers.

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