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DKM Director, Annette Hughes on the skills shortage in Ireland

CIF Jobs 27/02/2017

AnnetteAnnette Hughes, Director DKM Economic Consultants explains the skills shortage currently facing the Irish Construction Industry in Ireland. A report commissioned by CIF and carried out by DKM Economic Consultants states that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.

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Home to Work – John Mulvey is an Associate Director in Ethos Engineering returns from Australia

CIF Jobs 20/02/2017
John Murvey

One of the major challenges facing the construction industry over the next three years is the lack of skilled personnel available to complete the regeneration of Ireland’s built landscape.

There is an estimated shortage of 112,000 people in the industry, with a particular shortage of experienced architects and engineers at all levels.

As well as engineers and architects, skilled craftspeople are desperately needed – the number of skilled craftspeople working in Ireland in 2015 was 48,900, but an additional 36,000 skilled craftspeople (including apprentices) will be needed by 2020.  See DKM report.

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Home to Work – Allyn Jennings is a Senior Quantity Surveyor from Cork

CIF Jobs 17/02/2017

Allyn

One of the major challenges facing the construction industry over the next three years is the lack of skilled personnel available to complete the regeneration of Ireland’s built landscape.

There is an estimated shortage of 112,000 people in the industry, with a particular shortage of experienced architects and engineers at all levels.

As well as engineers and architects, skilled craftspeople are desperately needed – the number of skilled craftspeople working in Ireland in 2015 was 48,900, but an additional 36,000 skilled craftspeople (including apprentices) will be needed by 2020.   See DKM report.

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There are plenty of reasons to come home this year

CIF Jobs 31/01/2017

Tom McHugh ICDSOpportunities in construction for those returning home are growing:

Ten years ago the number of people directly employed in the construction industry reached a peak in excess of 270,000. As our economy crashed, our industry convulsed and by 2013 those numbers had fallen to less than 100,000. While many skilled workers chose to leave construction altogether, thousands more sought to earn a living in the UK, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries.

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