Brightwater set to hire 50 staff

Recruitment company Brightwater has announced that it is hiring for 50 positions in its Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices.

The firm is mainly looking to hire recruitment consultants, but said it also plans to fill a number of support staff positions.

Brightwater managing director David Bloch said that the firm had seen strong demand for recruitment services in a number of sectors over the past year and a half.

“The fact that we as recruiters are recruiting ourselves underpins the increasing recruitment demands and growing confidence in the Irish economy.

“While recruitment demands are increasing across the board, we are seeing a particular demand in the areas of IT, banking, legal, HR and office support,” he said.

Mr Bloch also said that salary expectations were on the rise.

“We are seeing anything between a 3% to 10% hike depending on the skills and sector.

“The higher end of the scale is particularly relevant to the IT sector where there are vast shortages of key skills and candidates willing to move,” he said.

In another jobs announcement specialist software firm, Fineos has created 50 new jobs at its Dublin headquarters.

The announcement — part of a €9m R&D investment programme — was made to coincide with the opening of the company’s new global headquarters and R&D facilities at Eastpoint Business Park in Dublin.

The company — which provides software solutions to the financial services sector and, more specifically, the insurance and bancassurance areas — was established in 1993 and has an international presence stretching across Europe, Australia and north America.

— Business Post News Service

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