Special report: Careers and recruitment in 2016

Employment opportunities in Ireland have taken a very positive turn for the better, and across virtually every sector of industry. One encouraging anecdotal indicator is the rising usage of the tag #hometowork in social media coverage of this growing employment opportunities in Ireland. It is clear Irish-based employers are very interested in hearing from people who have emigrated from Ireland and who may be interested in returning.

Recruitment agencies and industry commentators reveal in this report how employer interest in graduates who have gained experience overseas is at an all-time high and is now a core target audience for many of the recruiters featured in our annual look at Irish recruitment and careers in the year ahead.


Young professionals should make their Christmas trip home permanent

Confidence levels are on a high following a good year for Irish firms and we now need to encourage our talented young professionals to come home, according Ken Murphy of the CareerWise Recruitment agency.


Horizon Controls offer career opportunities in consulting and engineering

Automation consulting, engineering and training firm Horizon Controls Group is actively recruiting new talent across all areas of its business.


With economic growth in Ireland, expert advises it's a good time to start new career

As Ireland’s economic growth continues to top the European Union league table at 7% this year, unemployment is now in the single digits and expected to fall to 7.9% by 2017.


Haulier of the Year 2016 winners Macroom Haulage delivering logistical excellence

Load distribution specialist Macroom Haulage Ltd is a family-owned and managed business based in Macroom, Co Cork, that has evolved into an award-winning firm with blue-chip customers.


One of world's most innovative companies, BioMarin, set for growth in Ireland

Ranked 10th on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of the world’s most innovative companies, biotechnology company BioMarin is set to grow its workforce in Ireland over the coming years.


SouthWestern staff exceeds 1,000 as outsourcing service continues to grow

Headquartered in Clonakilty, West Cork, and with offices in five European locations, SouthWestern, (part of Capita plc) is recognised as one of the foremost Irish Business Process Outsourcers.


Ireland's leading tax specialist firm, Quintas, has a bright future

Quintas is one of Ireland’s leading independent accountancy and tax specialist firms.


Irish owned Micro-Bio is a world leader in pharma technology

Micro-Bio (IRL) Ltd is a wholly Irish-owned firm, unique on the Irish chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing landscape.


Eurofins Scientific recruiting for variety of posts

Eurofins Scientific is a first-class Contract Research Organisation (CRO), working with pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device and cosmetic clients.


Hovione contract manufacturing plant in Cork has a unique combination of capacity and high quality professionals

The Hovione Cork site was acquired in 2009. The site currently employs around 165 highly qualified professionals that deliver high levels of customer service.