There is good news for jobseekers today, with the announcement of 40 new positions in the Dublin area.
Beauty Salon chain Anna Schu is creating 10 jobs with the opening of its second store in Stillorgan.
Meanwhile, a further 30 jobs are on offer with insurance company AON.
The jobs will be based in the company's centre for innovation and analytics, where 100 people are already employed.
CEO Constantin Beier said applications are now open for the jobs that will come on stream in 2014.