Irish Firms Pitching for Returning Emigrants

19 Dec 2016

Firms including Linesight, BAM, Flynn, Ethos Engineering, Savills, Dornan, KPPM and Cushman & Wakefield are among the firms rolling out campaigns aimed at attracting emigrants home for Christmas, with all advertising in the December edition of Aer Lingus’ Cara magazine.

The employment crisis in the construction industry reached a new peak in 2016, with firms from all sectors of the industry reporting serious shortages of experienced staff available for currently available roles.

According to a recent report commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and compiled by DKM economic consultants, the average annual growth rate in the next three years to 2020 is projected at 9.1 per cent, and an estimated 112,000 workers are needed to meet this demand.

As well as engineers and architects, skilled craftspeople are in high demand – the number of skilled craftspeople in 2015 was 48,900, and an additional 36,000 skilled craftspeople (including apprentices) will be needed by 2020.

In order to help Irish firms reach skilled workers currently based abroad, Construction Network Ireland will launch a new jobs section specifically aimed at ex-pats early in 2017.

The new section will bring ex-pats up to speed on key developments in the industry, giving them a platform to identify areas of opportunity, track companies who are expanding and doing great work, as well as bringing the latest job opportunities in the Irish market to their phones daily.

To find out more on the new CNI ex-pat employment section and to advertise, contact Hayley at [email protected] Please note, CNI are not a recruitment company, our platforms are open to both companies and recruitment companies.

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