Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jobs Month

A quick search of the RTE website unearthed the following stories that were published over the past month (23rd May to 24 June).  There were 17 stories posted to the website announcing new jobs.

In total these announcement are around 2,000 jobs.  This may not amount to much in the face an unemployment crisis that has 352,000 classifying themselves as unemployed but at least it shows some signs of life in the labour market.  My search also revealed a number of stories reporting job losses but they numbered only about a third as many.

It is also important to note that these are ‘job announcements’ rather than ‘job advertisements’.  It could be a year a more before many of these come on stream but it is still better to have announcements like this rather than not.

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