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Collins McNicholas opens new Limerick office

Collins McNicholas opens new Limerick office Collins McNicholas opens branch in city, creating seven new jobs Positive and sustained growth in Midwest behind move Limerick a ‘strong alternative’ to Dublin and Cork Collins McNicholas has opened a new regional office in Limerick, to service its client base in the Midwest region. The opening of the new branch this month, which will be located at the National Technology Park in Castletroy, increases the company’s number of offices around the country to six. Strong economic growth in the Midwest is the reason cited for the opening of the office, which will see the creation of an initial team of seven employees. Niall Murray, Managing Director of Collins McNicholas said: “We feel that the existing network of companies, combined with the graduate output from the University of Limerick and Limerick IT, and an excellent infrastructure, places the Midwest in a good position to grow over the coming years and offers a strong alternative to the larger urban centres of Dublin and Cork.” “Limerick has strong ICT and Life Science industries and has, in recent years, attracted some blue chip companies including ACI Worldwide, Casa, Uber and Regeneron, complementing the traditional base of companies in the region such as Dell, Stryker and Analog, to name a few.” The first four employees of the company are originally from Limerick and all of them had been working out of the county before being appointed  – including the company’s new Regional Manager, David Fitzgibbon. Originally from Mungret and a UL graduate, David brings his significant experience in the recruitment sector to the Collins McNicholas management team. David Fitzgibbon said: “I am delighted...
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The Year in Recruitment 2016

The Year in Recruitment 2016 2016 was another good year for job growth in Ireland. Over the course of the year, unemployment dropped from 8.9% to 7.2%, to reach an eight year low. Foreign Investment IDA Ireland companies performed very well in 2016, with employment by overseas companies almost reaching the 200,000 mark. These companies created just under 19,000 jobs and had the lowest level of job losses in 19 years, giving them a net job increase of 11,842 jobs in 2016. More importantly, every region of the country experienced a net job increase. It is vital that more jobs are created outside of the main urban centres. Dublin has enjoyed strong job growth for a few years but economic recovery has been slower to arrive to the more rural parts of the country. This makes the net job increase in each region by IDA companies particularly significant. International services, financial services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices were all cited by IDA Ireland as sectors that provided robust job growth. Collins McNicholas Director Michelle Murphy emphasised the importance of the projects happening outside of Dublin, particularly in the West: ‘We are seeing more large scale investment in regional locations. Companies such as Zeltiq and Siteminder, both of whom invested in Galway this year, are realising the depth of talent that is available throughout the country. The quality of the workforce, combined with lower overall costs, makes these locations attractive to multinationals investing in Ireland, and in the process generate vital regional employment.’ Migration Ireland has experienced net inward migration for the first time since 2009. Irish nationals, however, continue to experience net outward migration, but...
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