Finance boom takes Irish employment outlook to record high, says Manpower

Hiring in Ireland will be “record-breaking” in the third quarter of 2022, according to an employment outlook survey by ManpowerGroup, with half of banking and finance employers planning to expand headcount.

The overall employment outlook in the Irish labour market is the strongest in Europe, the recruitment group said, with 42 per cent of employers intending to hire between July and the end of September.

This is the highest rate of hiring intentions since its survey, based on the responses of 425 employers, began in 2006. The rate has climbed 10 percentage points since the second quarter outlook, while it is also 24 percentage points higher year on year.

The banking, finance, insurance and property sector is out in front with its 50 per cent hiring intention rate. This is up 17 percentage points since the second quarter and 40 percentage points year on year.

“The finance sector is a leading player in the thriving Irish employment market” said John Galvin, managing director of ManpowerGroup Ireland.


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