Employers in Ireland report the Highest Ever Hiring Intentions since the survey began in 2006, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Report. In the first quarter of 2022, employers plan to expand headcounts significantly, driving the national hiring Outlook up to +47%, double digit growth of +14 percent on last quarter. This expansive growth in hiring plans places Ireland Top of the European Leader board for Hiring Intentions alongside the Netherlands and Portugal.
Key Highlights from the Newly Released Report includes:
Ireland's Hiring Outlook is at a 30-year high of +47%.
Digital Roles are in High Demand: IT, Technology, Telecoms, Communications and Media reported outlook (+51%).
Whole & Retail was the strongest sector (+71%) followed by Education, Health, Social & Government (+58%) and Construction (+52%).
Munster Leads Ireland's Employment Regions with an Outlook of +65%, up a record +46% year-on-year. Connacht is experiencing the lowest forecasted hiring intentions at +38% but nonetheless a very positive result.
Flexibility is Proving to be the Key to Attracting Workers in a Tight Labour Market: 55% of key roles are planning to include a Hybrid Working Model in 2022.
Large, Medium & Small sized companies will all be hiring at levels over 45% for the coming quarter.