Firstly, if you are looking for a job in Dublin you must have both a Personal Public Service (PPS) Number and an Irish Bank Account. There are a number of options when it comes to finding a job; you can either apply directly to the company, go through a recruitment agency or use websites such as the ones listed below.

Other things to take note of:

  • Have a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) prepared, highlighting past experience and level of qualifications you have attained.
  • That your standard of English (mainly speaking skills) is at an appropriate level for the role you are applying for.

The employment landscape in Dublin City has improved remarkably since the economic downturn of the late 2000’s with the latest available figures showing that there are almost 30,000 more jobs now in the City compared to 12 months ago. Sectors with high employment potential in the city include services, tourism, ICT and financial services. Please see our Industry Sectors page for more.

There are number of jobs fairs, such as Career Zoo that take place within Dublin throughout the year and are attended by some of the biggest employers in the region. These are always good to attend and most are free once you register in time.

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Employment Law & Tax

Similar to many European countries, Irish employment law has become increasingly regulatory over the past number of years. If you are working in Dublin both you and your employer are subject to a number of employment laws but the onus of these is to ensure that the worker is protected.

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Social Welfare

An excellent resource on your hunt for employment is the jobseekers section within Here you will find a host of different information that will help you get a job. From learning and upskilling to income supports the website provides you with in depth information on everything you will need.

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All About Jobs

#allaboutjobs captures the latest news and other useful information on the Government’s work to help create jobs and tackle unemployment. It keeps track of latest jobs announcements, and events for jobseekers & business taking place across the country, and you can find more detailed information on Government's programmes and campaigns.

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Citizens Information Looking for a Job

Another great resource is the Citizens Information website. Here you will find a comprehensive range of information sources and supports to help you in your search. It provides you with great first hand advice and links to other sites that may help you find the job you are looking for.

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Career Zoo

Career Zoo is where the world’s most innovative employers meet Ireland’s smartest talent.

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The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation seeks to encourage the creation of high quality and sustainable full employment by championing enterprise across government, supporting a competitive enterprise base, promoting a low tax environment to incentivise work and enterprise, and promoting fair and competitive markets.

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