Global companies continue to base their European HQs here and the local start-up scene is buzzing. So here is everything you need to know about working in Dublin. The city is going from strength to strength – and your career here could be doing the same.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Find the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on both the Health Service Executive’s website and the official Irish government website. Ireland is now in Phase 1 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. However, the message remains the same – you should still stay at home as much as you can. You are advised to maintain social distancing of 2 metres (6.5ft) and wear a cloth face c

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Opportunities in your industry

Since returning to positive growth in 2011, the Irish economy continues to gain momentum, a trend reflected in the strong performance of the labour market. There was an annual increase in employment nationally of 3.4% or 74,100 in the year to the second quarter of 2018 (Source: CSO). In Dublin and the mid-east, the number of jobs in FDI companies rose by 14% in 2018 (Source: IDA); employment is forecast to continue to grow strongly to 2030. Accompanying this increase in employment is a growing need for talent. There are plenty of opportunities for people with various particular skills. Ireland’s Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) has identified skills shortages in the

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Work Stories

Spotlighting the diversity and wealth of talent in Dublin, we tell stories of how the city goes about its work.

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IN THE NEWS

Irish economy grows 1.2% in first quarter as exports offset Covid-19 impact

The Irish economy expanded by 1.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 as exports of IT and pharma offset the impact of Covid-19 on the domestic economy, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The agency’s latest quarterly national accounts cover the period up to the end of March, most of which was before the introduction of restrictions to contain the virus. They show GDP, the standard measure of growth, rose by 1.2 per cent on the previous quarter and was up by 4.6 per cent on an annual basis while Gross National Product (GNP), which strips out the multinational profit flows, rose by 0.1 per cent in the quarter and by 5.5 per cent year on year.

IRISHTIMES.COM

Fidelity Investments hiring webinar will offer applicants an inside look

As Fidelity Investments continues to hire for technology professionals in Ireland, its leadership team will host a live webinar to answer questions from potential applicants. One of the many companies that has continued to hire throughout Covid-19 is Fidelity Investments. In April of this year, the financial services firm announced plans to accelerate its expansion in Ireland with 100 tech jobs for Dublin and Galway. Fidelity Investments is still recruiting for these roles, the vast majority of which are software engineers. Other available positions are across DevOps, front-end, Java and full-stack engineering.

SILICONREPUBLIC.COM

New report reveals how Covid-19 will change the design of office spaces

Landlords and tenants are looking at the design and management of office spaces, to ensure the safety of employees amid the Covid-19 outbreak. A new report on the Dublin office market by Savills Ireland, has looked at a number of factors being considered in the short and long-term, such as cleaning protocols, lift capacity, transport options and occupational density. In order to allow for social distancing, the report suggests that lift capacity will need to be reduced, stating that in post-Covid China, the lifts in some office buildings are currently only operating at 50% capacity. It expects that some employers will use this opportunity to highlight the health benefits of using the stairs more often. It also suggests that reduced lift capacity may encourage employers to stagger staff hours to prevent rush-hour backlogs, however this is not expected to be a huge issue in Ireland, due to the high number of low-rise buildings.

RTE.IE