27 Nov 2023

Report finds Ireland among the most desirable nations for international jobseekers

Job site Indeed conducted a major study of 62 countries and found Ireland placed 3rd in Europe and 14th internationally for overseas interest in job vacancies. The findings highlight the large numbers considering the option of work in Cork, with two major universities, a rich cultural offering and a high number of international companies now resident.  

Ireland was one of the few nations to see double digit interest in its vacancies, with 11% of searches for jobs on average coming from outside the state.  Software development and administrative assistance were high among the most clicked Irish jobs, with a healthy mix of higher end graduate positions and entry level service roles.

The findings highlight Ireland’s positive positioning in tight international labour markets, where long-term demographic trends including ageing populations and shrinking local workforces make attracting new talent vital to continued economic growth. 

Several factors impact a countries likelihood of attracting the talent necessary to ensure continued growth, with Director of EMEA Economic Research at Indeed Pawel Adrjan stating international jobseekers are more likely to click on job postings in country when there is a significant cultural diaspora.  Geographical proximity to their home nation and good international flight connections are also a factor.

Cork’s ucc campus – one of two major universities in the county

Cork’s status as a welcoming second city with an international airport, two major universities and over 200 resident international companies has seen its appeal to talent remain strong throughout the last two decades. A wealth of cultural offering alongside a mix of city and countryside living options give the region wide appeal.

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