Posted on July 11, 2011 by

Data recently released by the Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group, one of Ireland’s leading recruitment firms, has revealed significant job growth in the first half of 2011 with the number of job vacancies registered with Collins McNicholas in 2011 58% higher than it was in the first half of 2010.

Collins McNicholas have seen growth in the numbers of jobs registered across all the five regional offices  so far this year .     Although total employment is forecast to decline this year again [1] , there is  a strong  demand by industry for a range of  qualified people .
*Demand  for experienced engineers across the medical technologies and pharmaceutical sectors has been particularly strong.
* Experienced science professionals have also been in demand across the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
* The software industry has also bounced back with a large increase in the number of roles for software developers again across all regions.

 Commenting on these  trends  Colman Collins , Managing Director of the Group  noted
“ The recovery in the multinational sector and in the exporting companies in the indigenous sector is one of the few bright  spots in the Irish economy .  The dynamism in these sectors  is clearly borne out by the increase in the number of  jobs  which Collins McNicholas were  asked to fill  by new and existing client companies in 2011. The increased number of job vacancies year to date also reflects recent market commentary relating to a significant pick up in the export sector in 2011” Collins concluded.

According to Niall Murray General Manager of Collins McNicholas “As Ireland  emerges  from  economic  global recession,   increased numbers of high quality graduates in the Biotechnology, BioPharma, Software and Engineering fields will be  sought by industry”. Highly skilled graduates will act as a magnet for attracting foreign direct investment and will also help indigenous companies innovate and compete in emerging high tech global markets.



The Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are this year celebrating 21 years in business and work closely with a range of multinationals and indigenous companies in Ireland. They are headquartered in Galway and have a nationwide presence with offices in Dublin, Cork, Sligo and Athlone

For further information please contact:

Colman Collins

Managing Director

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group

091 – 706706     087 2557322


Niall Murray

General  Manager

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group

071 9142411                      087 2860239