Economists claim concentration of jobs in Dublin region has 'actually increased' since 2016

All parts of the country are benefitting from more jobs, but the damaging over-concentration of employment in the greater Dublin region persists, leading economists have said.

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CSO figures show record level of employment as rate increases by 3.7%

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show Ireland's employment rate has increased by 3.7%.

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Hairdressing chain abolishes €2,000 'training fee' for apprentices

Trade union Unite, which represents workers in the hairdressing sector, welcomed the decision.

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Increase in builders' minimum pay rates heavily criticised by business groups and unions

The Small Firms Association has branded the decision to grant a near 3% increase in minimum pay rates for building and electrical contractors "disappointing" and said the move will make it more difficult for small companies in the sector to compete.

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Business movers: Aoife Watters, Damien Long, Michelle Lynch and Declan Murphy

The Irish recruitment scene is enjoying an upsurge in activity in recent times, as can been seen with this selection of new appointments and promotions.

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EZ Living Interiors continues to expand

Family-owned furniture retailer EZ Living Interiors has hired 45staff in its outlets in the past year.

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63 new jobs announced for Co Mayo

The pharmaceutical company is to invest €65m in its operations in Ireland.

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CSO: Females more likely to earn minimum wage or less

More than €3 million in unpaid wages was recovered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) last year.

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There will be jobs, says the OECD, but automation threatens the nature of work

The OECD has urged governments across the world to bolster social protections as workers face another surge of unprecedented automation in the coming years.

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804,000 women employed in 2018 - up 5% in 10 years

A record number of 804,000 women were employed in the workforce in 2018, up over 5% in less than ten years.

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New paid parental leave scheme on course for November

Up to 60,000 parents a year are to gain new paid parental leave and benefit from November.

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New anti-slavery rules for fishing

The Workplace Relations Commission is to play an increased role in protecting migrant fishermen here from modern-day slavery.

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The challenging worlds of work: Neo-slavery is shaming this Republic

Workers can, in the broadest of terms, be divided into categories where different realities prevail.

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Woman glad to be back at work urges companies to participate in #JobShadowDay

Rosarie McCarthy is thrilled to have rejoined the workforce since participating in last year's #JobShadowDay.

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Direct elections for lord mayors: Job pointless without real authority

Too many of the reactions to the latest round of discussions on the idea of directly-elected mayors for some cities were sadly indicative of how the trust, the mutual sense of participation, between citizens and elected representatives has become so very stretched.

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Lack of career progression undermining Irish retailers recruitment ability

Recruitment and employee retention are the two major challenges faced by Ireland’s retail sector.

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Freedom and demands of remote working

Kya deLongchamps examines the potential for creating the perfect work/life balance.

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Readers' Blog: We need to change our views on jobs and work

How does one become an expert on the future of work? For that matter, how is it possible for any human being to be an “expert” on any aspect of the future?

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Minimum wage increase ‘had no real impact on household incomes’

Raising the minimum wage closed the hourly pay gap between high and low earners, but had no strong impact on household incomes, according to a new report.

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New laws cracking down on 'zero-hours contracts' come into force

Described as 'one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation in a generation, the new act aims to improve security and predictability of working hours for employees on insecure contracts.

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More than 200 prison officers to be hired this year

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced intention to hire 216 Recruit Prison Officers this year.

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Grapevine: Tiernan takes helm at Talbot Grove centre

Talbot Grove addiction treatment centre in Castleisland, Co Kerry, has appointed Dolores Tiernan as chief executive officer, effective March 18.

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Irish people make ideal employees: NASA

According to the organisation's chief human capital officer Robert Gibbs, who was speaking in Dublin, Irish people possess several traits that make them ideal NASA employees.

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Junior Achievement Ireland is getting students career ready

Áilín Quinlan hears from students who participated in three entrepreneurship programmes organised by Junior Achievement Ireland.

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32,000 jobs created in South East region since 2012

Over the past six years, more than 32,000 jobs have been created, according to Alan Quirke, recently appointed Director of the Ireland South East Development Office.

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Number of people in employment rose by 2.3% in 2018

50,500 people joined the workforce in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office's (CSO) Labour Force Survey for the year to the fourth quarter.

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Welfare benefits allow bosses to maintain low rates of pay for employees

Employers are getting away with maintaining low pay and insecure jobs because welfare payments buffer workers from the worst effects, a report claims.

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The secret to unlocking the wealth of the regions

A friend of mine was discussing work recently. He was observing the challenges and opportunities associated with the chronic commuting times that many people have to endure around Dublin.

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Dublin's employment rates at highest level in 20 years

The latest Dublin Economic Monitor shows almost 700,000 people are now employed in the capital, an increase of 33,000 in just over a year.

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Surge in employment permit approvals for non-EU nationals

Social media companies and hospitals were among the biggest employers of individuals with employment permits for non-EU nationals last year as the overall number of permits issued rose by 18%.

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Inspiring next generation of female talent in the STEM field

An impressive line up of women in the STEM field will share their experiences at this year’s iWish conference, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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Key building jobs barred to foreigners

Dozens of key construction jobs are currently ineligible to non-nationals — despite thousands being needed to meet building demands.

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Apprentice sharing to feature in new scheme

Construction companies throughout the south are joining forces to increase the number of young people starting apprenticeships in the sector.

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700 jobs at Limerick firm safe after US vote

Around 700 jobs at Aughinish Alumina in Limerick are safe for now following a US senate vote to allow sanctions on its owner to be lifted — but the political fallout is not over after the House of Representatives voted the opposite way.

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Survey reveals gender divide over employee benefits

A new study has found women get less in pension benefits and bonuses at work than men.

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Major summit to examine the future of work

The impact of new technology, political changes and financial reforms will all be discussed at a major summit in Dublin Castle today.

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