What a great start for CIFJobs.ie! This week, this new initiative has received positive feedback from CIF members and the general public.  Already there are over 100 roles on offer from a broad range of companies, requiring an array of skills – including a BIM co-ordinator for the West and Quantity Surveyors for Cork.

Reflecting on where the industry has been in the past years, it is heartening to see the sector grow and the vacancies listed are testimony to this. The challenge now for the construction industry is to source the talent required to deliver on a broad range of interesting projects. CIF is working with all stakeholders and platforms to assist in this process and with a work pipeline of €19billion there are now a broad range of opportunities available.

Sean Downey, Director of Specialist Contracting Construction Industry Federation

There has never been a better time for those who left Ireland in the past decade seeking opportunities abroad, to consider returning home in 2017.

As all indicators suggest sustained growth of our GDP over the next 5 years, the construction industry in Ireland is set for significant expansion as demand for both private and public sector construction services grow. The DKM-CIF Report on demand for skills in construction to 2020 shows a 50% net increase in construction employment over the 2016 to 2020 term.

Construction Information Services (CIS) recently published their Q3 Construction Market Review which provides a comprehensive overview on current and pipelined activity in the Irish Construction Sector. Most sectors continue to witness strong growth in the volume and value of Plans Submitted and Plans Granted which will help sustain a high level of On-Site activity in the coming year.

There is a substantial pipeline of projects at all stages from Pre-Planning through to Commencing On-Site in the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial sectors in particular. This is as a result of the country’s continuing economic recovery from late 2013 and increasing population. The Construction Sector is set to embrace the most positive forecast in over a decade.

Gillian-RossChanges to Commence January 2017

The National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors (NASAC) are continuously striving for a safe environment for workers and have collaborated with Solas over the last two years to ensure that the scaffolding programmes meet industry needs. Amendments to the programmes have now been finalised and the Scaffolding CSCS training programmes will commence in January 2017. Contractors should be aware of changes to the routes of entry and experience required before attending a CSCS programme.

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Jim Gavin & Bernard Brogan help launch New International Payroll & Global Mobility Tax Service, Immedis

On Wednesday 16th November 2016 the Taxback Group launched its new specialist division, ‘Immedis’ - the new brand for its International Payroll and Global Mobility Service.

The launch took place at their St Stephen’s Green head office, with Dublin’s GAA Football All-Ireland winning manager Jim Gavin and forward Bernard Brogan joining Immedis Chairman Terry Clune to discuss leadership, peak performance and succession planning.