PwC has announced the relocation of its Galway office to city centre state-of-the-art premises at One Galway Central. As part of the relocation, PwC Galway plans to more than double its workforce to 70 people over the next two years.
PwC say the new premises provide a key platform for the delivery of the companies’ growth strategy for the West and its ability to support clients in the Region as they deliver on their growth plans.
In the digital era, PwC believe the new state-of-the-art tech enabled and centrally located office provides an attractive work environment where clients and people can work together. The expansion also gives graduates the opportunity to work and live locally while having the benefits of developing a successful career in a global organisation.
Launching the new office, TD and former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said, “Galway and the West are very important for Ireland’s continued economic growth and job opportunities. As part of our National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040 – developing a strong regional economy will be critical to our national economic success. And I’m delighted that the development of the M18 motorway has created a gateway to the entire Western region opening up new employment and investment opportunities. And with a highly talented skills’ pool, we can see this new investment right here in Galway with multinationals, including medtech, and technology companies as well as SMEs, establishing in the region. It is great to see organisations such as PwC helping drive this success.”
Senior Partner and Assurance Leader at PwC Galway, Ken Johnson added, “This is a strategic relocation for our clients and our people. Ireland’s continued robust economic performance is driving growth in the West, despite external uncertainties such as Brexit. We see significant opportunities for PwC to support indigenous and FDI businesses as they exploit this growth potential. Our recent Irish CEO Survey indicates that business leaders are cautiously optimistic about the future and are planning for growth.”

B.C.’s job vacancy rate remains Canada’s highest


Jobs continued to go unfilled in B.C. as fourth-quarter job vacancies rose 18% from the previous year to 104,585 positions, marking an increase of 16,060 openings.

Nationally, job vacancies rose 16.6%. The latest data confirms B.C.’s significant labour shortage, which is likely constraining economic growth. Relative to the size of the job market, B.C.’s job vacancy rate came in at 4.5%, which remained Canada’s highest by a wide margin. Ontario was second at 3.3%, which matched the national rate. High job vacancy is consistent with B.C.’s cyclically low unemployment rate of less than 5% and confirms anecdotal stories of labour shortages in various industries.




Maynooth University boasts innovative degree programmes and world-class teaching facilities. Through our three academic faculties – Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Social Sciences; Science and Engineering – students can choose programmes from undergraduate to doctorate level in a broad range of disciplines including the humanities, music, education, social sciences, law, business, accounting, digital media, science and engineering.

Maynooth University has sustained its place in the top 100 global universities under 50 years old, achieving a ranking of #80 in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

Earlier this year, Maynooth University also was listed amongst the Top 200 institutions worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for two of its departments: English and Geography, both of which ranked in the 151-200 range.

At a Glance:: • Modern and dynamic university with a tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1795. • Campus with both historic eighteenth-century buildings and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. • Located in the beautiful town of Maynooth, just 30 minutes away from Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital city.

Choose to join us for a full degree, semester or a summer school. 34 academic departments over 3 Faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering; and Social Sciences. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) assessment translates easily to other credit systems. • Adjacent to Ireland’s ‘Silicon Valley’; the university maintains strong links with Intel, HP, Google and over 50 other giants of industry. • One of the best graduate employment records of any Irish university. • Strong track record for commercialisation of research. • High quality on-campus accommodation and diverse meal plans. • Dynamic social scene: over 100 student clubs and societies

MSC COMPUTER SCIENCE (SOFTWARE ENGINEERING):: The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors. Students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. Many students gain full-time employment with the company who sponsor their work placement. Past graduates in the Masters programme have been accepted for membership of the IEI. Associate membership (AIEI) has been granted to those graduates with less than 2 years work experience, with Ordinary membership (MIEI) granted after a minimum of 2 full years work experience.


100 new jobs at J&J Vision Care Ireland in Limerick


Another 100 jobs are to be added to the workforce at the Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Ireland plant in Limerick.

The new jobs are part of a €100m investment at the plant, formerly known as Vistakon, at Limerick’s National Technology Park.

The company already employs more than 900 people in Limerick and the expansion is backed by IDA Ireland.

The Limerick unit is the world’s largest contact lenses manufacturing plant.

The company said that another 200 people are expected to be employed in the construction phase of its expansion.

John Lynch, plant leader at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland), said the company believes the new manufacturing roles being introduced in Limerick this year will be foundational in helping it bring new, innovative contact lens products to its patients and customers around the world.

IDA Ireland’s Chief Executive Martin Shanahan said the expansion represents not just a substantial financial investment, but a considerable commitment to its Limerick operations.

He said the 100 jobs being added, along with those being created in the construction phase, will greatly benefit the economy of the midwest region.

“Having a company of this stature continue to expand its operations enhances Ireland’s global reputation as a medical technologies centre of excellence and demonstrates how global companies can successfully operate in regional locations,” he added.


32 jobs secured as Thai company rescues Lake District hotel that had gone into administration


A THAI-based company has rescued a Lake District hotel that had gone into administration.

The Hydro Hotel at Bowness has been acquired by the Lake Merritt Group.

The hotel, on the banks of Windermere, entered administration after a large-scale renovation project led to cash flow issues.

Thirty-two jobs are secured by the deal and all bookings are unaffected.

Built in 1985, the former manor house has outstanding views of the lake and fells beyond.

As well as 78 en-suite rooms, the hotel also boasts conference and events areas suitable for weddings and business seminars, a heated swimming pool, a substantial restaurant and ballroom that can seat up to 150 people.



The 5 U.S. and 3 Canadian Cities with Best Jobs Markets


With respect to their economies, cities are often judged according to their performances in jobs creation, faster being better than slower, and whether they have low or high unemployment rates. The Tables in this article set out those metrics for the largest (by population) 51 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S. and 33 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada.

Table 1 ranks U.S. MSAs by year-over-year jobs growth on the left-hand side and unemployment rates on the right-hand side. Table 2 copies the layout of Table 1, except that it is for Canada’s CMAs.

As a concept, MSAs and CMAs are essentially the same. They’re urban areas with sizable downtown cores, plus suburbs with close work-to-residence commuting ties. But there are some differences between the U.S. and Canadian


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Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 5% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Bristol consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 and UK’s top ten universities in league tables that draw on information about both research and teaching excellence. We are one of the most popular UK universities, attracting on average eight top-quality applicants for every place, and our graduates are among the most sought-after by employers across the globe.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 place Bristol at 47th in the world and 6th in the UK out of the 660 global institutions analysed. As well as evaluating graduate employment rates, the rankings looked at the opinions of over 40,000 employers and evaluated nearly 200,000 work placement partnerships. Bristol has 139 internship partnerships, 336 companies actively present on campus in the past year, a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent after six months, and research collaborations with 55 leading companies. It scored most highly for its reputation with employers.

Aerospace Engineering:: More than a century since Bristol produced its first aircraft, the south-west of England is now one of the largest centres for the aerospace industry in Europe. The department has close links with major industrial companies, including Leonardo, Airbus and Rolls-Royce. Our curriculum is linked closely to our research and our academics are world leaders in aerodynamics, composites, control, vibrations and systems. By specialising in aerospace from the very start you will study a wide range of technical subjects, all contributing to the design of future aircraft and spacecraft.

Why study Aerospace Engineering at Bristol? Our degrees combine theory with practical experience and are tailored to give you the skills needed to design an aircraft or spacecraft. You will study a range of subjects – aerodynamics, structures, materials, systems, design, control – and gain experience of making them work together through projects. In your research project, which covers your third and fourth year, you will tackle a specific problem in much greater detail, such as automated landing of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) or design of a potential space mission. If you choose the MEng, as part of a group design project, you will work on the concept for a new commercial aircraft, presenting your design to Airbus for assessment.

BEng Aerospace Engineering:: This three-year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams: aerodynamics dynamics and control structures and materials. These subjects are specialised from day one and are taught with aerospace applications and examples.

The first two years are devoted to core concepts, taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, are covered in specialist units. You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design. There is extensive mathematical content throughout. In year three there is greater flexibility for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as aeroelasticity or computational aerodynamics. Others units study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or optimisation. The diversity of topics in our Aerospace Engineering course makes this a very challenging degree, but the reward is a uniquely broad education.

Accreditation This course is recognised by the following organisations: The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

What are my career prospects? Our graduate employment record is excellent and our links to industry and Royal Aeronautical Society accreditation ensure that our graduates are highly regarded in the commercial sector. Our Industrial Liaison Office organises company engagement from year one, which continues through all years of the course, making the most of the many aerospace companies nearby. Many graduates enter careers in other high-technology sectors, such as Formula 1, wind and marine power generation and defence contracting, while others go into further research.