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Professional job opportunities increase by 10% in Q2 2013 compared to Q2 2012


The June 2013 Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor registered a 10% increase in Q2 2013 (April-June 27,739) in the number of professional job opportunities compared with Q2 2012 (25,112). However, between May 2013 (9,434) and June 2013 (9,147), there was a decrease of 3% in the number of professional jobs available.

The number of professionals seeking new job opportunities from May 2013 (10,135) to June 2013 (8,371) decreased by 17% despite a slight gain of 2% shown in last month’s Employment Monitor. This monthly decrease is reflective in general of a downward trend for the year to date with the first six months recording a decrease of 14% compared with the same period in 2012.

Karen O’Flaherty, Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley commented:

“Professional job opportunities across all divisions have steadily increased across SME and multi-national sectors as a result of growing business confidence year on year. Due to the start of the summer season new job opportunities have unsurprisingly decreased by 3% between the months of May and June.