Irish recruiters in London to fill 500 vacancies


A major jobs fair to recruit workers to Ireland will take place in west London this weekend.

The Careers in Ireland London Jobs Fair will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick, London this Saturday, 14 September.

It is being supported by Ireland’s Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection as part of its European Employment Services (EURES) programme.

This event is aimed at all people who are interested in living and working in Ireland and aims to bring jobseekers and those looking to change their job – who want to move to work and live in Ireland – together to meet over 30 Irish-based employers who are recruiting to fill more than 500 vacancies.

The employers seeking to fill vacancies in Ireland are from construction, hospitality, healthcare, retail, IT, engineering and financial services.

Thye include Apple Inc., MDE Installations, Paypal, Dublin Bus, Dalata Hotel Group (owners of the Clayton Chiswick), DPS Engineering and Construction Ltd., Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd.

The event is part of the EU-funded EURES programme designed to facilitate the free movement of workers across Europe.

Job applications will be accepted at the event so those jobseekers attending should bring their CVs or ensure they have soft copy CVs that they can give to potential employers on the day.

A team of EURES Advisers, who are specialists in international recruitment, will also be on hand to provide advice and information.

Presentations on Living and Working conditions in Ireland and the financial supports available to assist those making the move will run throughout the day.

The event will be similar to the one held by EURES Ireland in Madrid in Spain in May for which more than 1,500 people attended.

The event is free to employers and potential employees.



The UK’s graduate labour market saw an increase of 10% more jobs than the previous year according to the Institute of Student Employers’ annual student recruitment survey.

Nearly 22,000 graduate jobs were created. This was mainly driven by significant increases in finance and professional services as well as public sector employers who recruited 35% more graduates, particularly in policing and education.

Since the 2008 recession graduate jobs have grown 10% or above on just two other occasions – in 2013 and 2014.

While this suggests a buoyant market, employers are cautious. According to the survey, the short-term and temporary hire of graduates through internships or work placements has dropped by 4% and 7% respectively. Employers also anticipate that Brexit and/or a recession will reduce hiring over the next five years.

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of ISE, commented, “Although the drop in temporary opportunities is concerning as this enables students to gain valuable work experience, employers are mainly resisting the urge to dial down their recruitment in the face of current and future challenges.”

“Hiring is up, employers are receiving a healthy volume of applications and they are paying more. We hope that this continues and will do everything that we can to support firms as they manage the uncertainty that lies ahead,” Isherwood said.

The energy and engineering, and legal industries were the only sectors to make small reductions in the number of graduates they recruited, down 1% and 3% respectively.

ISE’s report also found that employers had challenges recruiting graduates for engineering, IT programming and development, and technical and analytical roles. Actuaries, electronic engineers, prison officers and quantity surveyors were also highlighted as shortage areas.


August Jobs Increases +130,000 in U.S. and +81,000 in Canada


The latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics records an increase in the total number of U.S. jobs amounting to +130,000 in August. But that’s versus a newly revised July figure that is down by -20,000 compared with what was reported a month ago.

Therefore, August’s jobs count is only +110,000 relative to the number that was the headline figure for July as originally reported.

In August versus July, the participation rate rose slightly to 63.2% from 63.0%, but it had no detrimental effect on the unemployment rate, which stayed the same, 3.7% SA (seasonally adjusted).

The average monthly change in total employment in the U.S. through the first two-thirds of 2019 has been +158,000 jobs, a drop of about one-third when held up against 2018’s January-to-August average of +234,000.

On a percentage-change basis, year-over-year employment in the U.S. is currently +1.4%. Services employment, which is by far the biggest subset of total employment, has a y/y jobs improvement of +1.6%.




3SIXTY has today announced plans to take on 40 additional people in a significant expansion of its operations.

The new members of the 3SIXTY team will operate throughout Ireland and will be taken on over the course of the next twelve months.

The Irish owned consultancy firm helps businesses evolve and improve their performance and works with businesses ranging in size from 50 to 500 employees.

The 3SIXTY team is made up of senior practitioners, each with years of experience in their respective specialisms – people and change management, process improvement, technology optimisation. The new members of the 3SIXTY team will operate throughout Ireland and will be taken on over the course of the next twelve.

Speaking this week, Managing Partner at 3SIXTY, Brian Cremin said, “Sometimes it can take an external threat such as Brexit to focus the minds of business leaders. How companies respond to challenges can define their future. Our expert team looks at how these companies can improve through process, people and technology.”

He added, “Equally, the wider growth in the Irish economy has resulted in a number of companies who want to grow but lack the internal expertise to do so. To meet that demand, we look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to 3SIXTY in the weeks and months ahead.”


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UK jobs creation slows as pay growth reaches 11-year high


Pay growth for workers in Britain has accelerated at the fastest annual rate in more than a decade, despite cracks emerging in the jobs market as employers hold off against hiring new staff ahead of Brexit.

Workers’ pay, including bonuses, picked up to 4% in the three months to July, compared with the same period a year earlier, marking the fastest average wage growth since mid-2008.

Despite the increase in pay growth, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said hiring had eased in the three months to July, as companies and public sector employers took on 31,000 more workers – below the forecasts of City economists.

In a sign of growing caution among employers as the world economy slows and the Brexit turmoil in Westminster, the number of job vacancies fell to 812,000, the lowest level since the end of 2017.

The number of job openings has fallen in consecutive months since earlier this year, ending a period of steady growth that began in 2012. Economists said the decline in vacancies was the fastest for more than eight years, pointing to a sharper easing in the jobs market than the figures for wage growth might suggest.

Howard Archer, the chief economic advisor to the EY Item club, said the slowdown in job creation suggested “weak economic activity, as well as heightened Brexit and domestic political uncertainties [are] having an increasingly dampening effect on the labour market”.


Thousands more people have found jobs in Sask., StatsCan says

Saskatchewan’s employment rate is up, according to the latest seasonally adjusted numbers from Statistics Canada.

The numbers show unemployment fell by about 2,300 people between July and August, cutting the unemployment rate to 5.1 per cent from 5.3 the month before.

Canada’s national unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent, which is unchanged from last month’s data.

StatsCan says more people between the ages of 15 and 24, and 55+ were working in August nationally.

The number of unemployed people also dropped by 9,600 people between August 2018 and August 2019. Part-time employees rose by 2,300 between July and August.

The numbers indicate that there were about 5,300 more people with full-time employment in August compared to the month prior. That number jumps to 4,700 more people with full-time employment for August, year-over-year.