After the critical phase of the Covid 19 pandemic, there was a significant upturn in GDP in 2002 (+5%), with good prospects for the whole of 2023, but all the problems that currently preoccupy Europe are still present: inflation, shortages of raw materials, the war between Russia and Ukraine and global geopolitical instability. In any case, it is not difficult to find jobs in Ireland. The unemployment rate in the country is currently 4.7%, which means practically full employment.
However, many expected that with Britain leaving the European Union, many British companies would move to Ireland, as it is an English-speaking country, and other countries such as the Netherlands. and France were chosen instead.
Jobs in Ireland?
As I said before, finding a job in Ireland is quite easy, but finding a job that allows you to live with dignity is something else.
Ireland is full of international companies that have chosen to locate in Ireland for a number of reasons:
- It is an English-speaking country in the EU
- It has extremely simple taxation
- There is a possibility to employ qualified personnel from all over the world
So there are good opportunities to find a job with many multinational companies, such as: google, facebook, linkedin, amazon, ebay, airbnb, etc.
To know exactly what sites are out there and the best way to look for work in Ireland, I recommend you read the related article. Once you have found the company or recruitment agency that interests you and applied at CV, you should know that the Irish are used to hiring people from abroad, so they will have no problem inviting you for an interview via Skype if they think you have the required skills.
So we can say that finding a job in Ireland is not that difficult, or at least not much more difficult than for an Irish person, as long as you have good English skills and your work is in demand.
Most in-demnad jobs in Ireland
Most highly specialized jobs are offered in the fields of IT, pharmacy and finance.
The most in-demand jobs are currently in the following sectors:
- Engineering (electrical engineers, chemists, etc.)
- Pharmaceutical, (biochemists, researchers, etc.), nine of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world are based in Ireland
- IT (Programmer, developer, etc.)
- Finance, (accountants, economists, etc.)
- Health, (doctors, nurses, OSS), with the aging of the Irish population there will be an increasing need for staff to care for the sick/elderly. Currently most of the people employed in this sector are from abroad.
- Digital marketing, the pandemic has significantly increased online commerce, which in turn has led to an increase in demand for digital marketing specialists
- Tourism and hospitality, tourism and retail were hit hard during the pandemic, but are now recovering strongly and will continue to offer good opportunities in the future.
Work culture in Ireland
The work culture in Ireland is generally quite relaxed and stress-free.There is no strict hierarchy in the workplace and it is very easy to connect with colleagues (especially after the third pint of Guinness). The Irish prefer a work rhythm that allows them a good work-life balance and leaves enough time for hobbies and family.
Working in Ireland, pros
- Friendly and helpful colleagues
- Relaxed work culture
- International working environment
Working in Ireland, cons
- High cost of living
- Difficulties in finding housing
Jobs in Ireland, conclusion
If you have the right skills, finding a job in Ireland is not a problem. As we have seen above, the main growth sectors are: IT pharmaceuticals, finance, engineering, healthcare, elderly care, and tourism and trade, so it should not be difficult to find work in these areas.
So if it is easy to find a job, it does not automatically mean that this job will guarantee you a salary that you can live on with dignity. The biggest problem in Ireland, and especially in Dublin, is the high cost of living. Ireland has these few enviable records:
Given these costs, a single person in Dublin needs to earn at least €2,500 a month to live adequately. Keep in mind that renting a room alone costs €1,000 a month, so the math adds up quickly.
If you are a worker with special qualifications in the fields of IT, finance, engineering, etc., you will certainly have no problem earning an excellent salary, but if you want to work in the hospitality industry or in a store, you should calculate well, because there is a serious risk that you will have difficulty making ends meet.