Job growth in any region is affected by a variety of factors, including economic and population conditions. In this article, we take a comprehensive look at job growth in Galway, including the historical trends, factors that impact job growth, and our predictions for 2024.
To begin, let’s look at the definition of job growth. Job growth is the rate of change in the number of employed persons in a region or industry. Job growth can be measured as a percent change, with job losses forming a negative number and positive job growth trending upwards in the percentage terms.
Galway is one of the most beautiful cities in Ireland. It is located on the west coast of Ireland and is famous for its rugged coastline, lush green countryside, and ancient castles. It is also home to a vibrant business and technology sector, making it a popular choice for those who want to start a business or job in the area.
There are a number of economic and population factors that can have a significant influence on job growth in Galway. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
The first set of factors we will look at are economic factors. These include Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, and interest rates.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of the total output of goods and services produced by an economy in a given period of time. It is a key indicator of economic performance. Higher GDP can indicate higher job growth as more goods and services are produced that need employees to make them.
Inflation is the sustained increase in the general level of prices. It is typically measured using the Consumer Price Index. Higher inflation can decrease job growth, as it makes it more expensive for businesses to produce goods and services, leaving less money to hire more staff.
Interest rates play an important role in job growth. They are set by the Central Bank and are used by businesses to decide whether to borrow money to finance business growth and the potential hiring of more employees. Low interest rates can lead to higher job growth, as businesses are more likely to take loans to finance their growth.
The second set of factors that can influence job growth in Galway are population factors. These include age, education, and migration.
Age can be an important factor in job growth. For instance, a higher proportion of younger people in the population can lead to more entry-level jobs and fewer people competing in the job market, which will increase overall job growth.
Education is another factor that can have an impact. More highly educated people tend to be more employable and command better salaries. This can lead to higher job growth, as businesses are willing to pay for such skillsets.
Migration is also an important factor. If more people move to Galway, there is an increased demand for jobs; this can lead to increased job growth. Conversely, if people leave the area, it can lead to job losses.
Now that we have looked at some of the factors that can affect job growth in Galway, let’s take a look at the historical trends.
In 2019 the job growth rate in Galway was 5%. This was a strong rate of growth, indicating that businesses in the area were thriving and contributing positively to the economy.
In 2020, the job growth rate in Galway was 3%, down from the previous year. This is likely due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economy.
The job growth rate in 2021 is 4%. This is an increase compared to 2020 and suggests that the economy in Galway is recovering from the pandemic.
The job growth rate in 2022 is projected to be 5%. This is also a positive sign and indicates that the economy is continuing to rebound.
The job growth rate in 2023 is estimated to be 7%. This is a significant increase from the previous year and suggests that job growth in the area is accelerating.
Now that we have looked at the historical trends, let’s make some predictions for job growth in Galway in 2024.
The technology sector is expected to see significant job growth in the coming years. This is due to the growing demand for software developers and other IT professionals in the region.
The tourism sector is also expected to be robust in 2024. There are plans to expand the airport and other infrastructure, which could lead to increased job opportunities in the sector.
The manufacturing sector is also expected to see job growth in the coming years. The region has a large number of manufacturing plants, and with the increasing demand for products and services, jobs in this sector are expected to rise.
The banking and finance sector is another area that is expected to see job growth in 2024. This is due to the growing demand for financial services and products, which are in high demand in the region.
Full-time employment is expected to be strong in 2024, as companies in the region are hiring more employees to meet the growing demand for their products and services.
Part-time employment is also expected to be strong. The region has a large number of students and people who are looking for flexible employment opportunities.
Self-employment is expected to be an area of growth in 2024. With the prevalence of technology and the emergence of the gig economy, more people are turning to self-employment as a way to make a living.
In conclusion, job growth in Galway is expected to be strong in 2024. There are a number of economic and population factors that can affect job growth in the region. We have also looked at the historical trends in job growth in Galway and made some predictions for 2024.
It is expected that the technology, tourism, manufacturing, and banking and finance sectors will be the main drivers of job growth in the area. Full-time employment, part-time employment, and self-employment are also expected to see strong growth.
Overall, job growth in Galway is expected to remain positive in 2024. This is encouraging news for those looking for employment in the area and for businesses wishing to relocate or set up shop in the area.
If you're considering progressing in your career in Galway you can register for FREE ADMISSION to the upcoming Jobs Expo Galway taking place in the Galmont Hotel & Spa on Saturday, 24th February, 2024. Learn more about this careers fair here.
Ireland’s leading jobs and recruitment fairs, Jobs Expo, returns to Cork thos weekend taking place in Devere Hall in UCC, Cork on Saturday, 18th November, 2023. Jobs Expo Cork puts skilled professionals directly in contact with leading employers from Ireland and abroad.
In addition to a diverse line-up of companies looking to recruit, there will be a series of live seminars on the Agenda Stage from some of the leading figures in business sharing transformative insights to help boost your career.
Attendees will hear from an impressive roster of leaders, hiring experts and professionals across industries.
With the in-depth knowledge and advice these speakers bring, the Agenda stage is an invaluable opportunity to gain crucial insights from those spearheading workplace trends and talent best practices in Ireland and abroad today.
Radio & TV presenter, Trishauna Archer, will be the compère at Jobs Expo Cork this Saturday.
Frank Hynes helps people find work they truly love and are passionate about. The first step is figuring out what you want from your career, would love to do and will be good at. The next step is to get that job or set up in self-employment.
Louis B Davis is a seasoned Learning & Development (L&D) professional based in Galway, Ireland. With over 20 years of experience, he has a proven track record in a multinational business environment. Currently, he is the Learning & Performance Business Analyst at Marvia Solutions working with IBEC’s Engineering Skillnet. He has also held significant roles at JJ Rhatigan & Company, Anecto, Creganna Medical, American Power Conversion, and IBM.
Pat Finnerty can help you find out what you really should be doing in your career. There are techniques, exercises and tests based on Big 5 personality inventory, positive psychology and some reflective writing helping you create a personal vision and Mission statement from which you can begin the next chapter of your life. Don't miss Pat Finnerty
Dan Potts is a seasoned career coach with over 14 years of experience working with clients from all corners of the globe. He takes a collaborative, creative, and open-ended approach to help his clients explore their passions, lead fulfilling lives, and reach their full potential as both professionals and individuals.
Lisa Fitzpatrick Coaching - Helping clients to reach their potential! An approachable and passionate Coach who energises and motivates clients to maximise their potential and achieve their goals. Specialising in Career Coaching, Personal Life Coaching and Executive Coaching, using the renowned GROW Model Lisa helps clients in areas such as career transition, career development, mindset coaching, interview preparation, emotional intelligence and personal & professional branding.
Róisín Kelleher set up the ‘Aisling Career Guidance and Recruitment Service’ in Bandon, Co. Cork, having spent many years in business, before becoming a teacher and career guidance counsellor.
Dedicated to career guidance and education, Róisín provides a comprehensive and personal guidance service, where all clients are encouraged to realise their potential. Clients come from all life stages: second and third level students, graduates, post graduates, job seekers, and people changing career.
John Byrne is a passionate Business Coach with a particular interest in Communications Skills Training, Personal Development and Sales Skills. As a business coach and strategist, he helps executives and professionals to make breakthroughs that take them to the next level. In addition to that, John has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur owning and running a business.
What can you expect at Jobs Expo Cork?
The Career Clinic offers the chance for attendees to meet with professional development coaches. They can help candidates with crucial issues such as interview skills, CV presentation and changing career direction.
Jobs Expo's Agenda Stage will host talks on a variety of topics including jobseeking skills such as using social media to land your dream job and interview techniques as well as a CV writing workshop. Other seminars include talks by industry insiders on a variety of career topics.
Jobs Expo Cork is coming to UCC this Saturday. The careers fair will take place from 10am until 4pm inside Devere Hall. In addition to employers recruiting on the day there will be a series of live seminars taking place on the Agenda Stage. Radio and TV presenter, Trishauna Archer will be the event compère for the day. You can get FREE ADMISSION to all seminars and exhibitor booths at Jobs Expo Cork by registering here.
Innopharma Education will be joining us at the Jobs Expo Cork this Saturday, November 18th at UCC's Devere Hall.
Innopharma Education will be available to chat with prospective students throughout the day from 10am-4pm and are keen to meet and discuss your future career.
Don't forget to register for FREE ADMISSION to all exhibitors, live seminars and Career Clinic on the day.
Innopharma Education operates at the forefront of skills and learning in high-tech manufacturing, advancing skills and capabilities across the pharmaceutical, medtech and food science industries. Established in 2009, they work with their education partners to develop and deliver industry-focused and accredited qualifications to meet the needs of Ireland’s growing STEM sectors. Specifically designed for those who wish to change or advance their career in the pharmaceutical, medical device or food sectors, their courses upskill and equip people from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully secure promising career opportunities in these fast-growing sectors.
They're very proud of their role developing the high-tech manufacturing talent the world needs.
Their education courses enable countries to raise the standard and volume of high-tech skills they have, to attract more investment.
They enable people like you to build a rewarding career, contributing to higher standards of living and positive outcomes for millions of people across the world.
Are you searching for a new job within the healthcare and care industry? Chat to the Cheshire Ireland recruitment team at Jobs Expo Cork on November 18th. You can visit their stand in UCC's Devere Hall between 10am and 4pm. Register here for FREE ADMISSION.
Cheshire Ireland provides a range of support services to people with physical, sensory, and neurological conditions in their homes, in residential centres, in supported accommodation and in standalone respite facilities. They provide their services to people often with very complex and high support needs. Their aim is to provide quality, person-centred services, which facilitate people with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing.
Cheshire support people with everyday daily tasks such as those needed to get up and about in the pursuits in their local community. Everything you and I take for granted as an able-bodied person.
They want to support adults with physical, sensory, and neurological conditions live in an environment which safeguards the individual’s rights while promoting wellbeing, independence, and quality of life.
They're a nationwide organisation providing services to over 270+ people in their own homes, in residential centres, in supported accommodation and in respite facilities and they were established in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow in 1961.
They support people who are aged between 18 years and 65 years (on date of admission) who have disabilities which include but not limited to Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis; Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus; Stroke; and Acquired Brain Injury.
The main functions of staff are to support people when needed in areas such as clinical support, personal care, transfers/mobility, continence, medication management, showering/bathing, preparation of meals, eating, laundry, money management, and community involvement - supporting individuals to engage in social and recreational pursuits. Support in advocacy, tenancy, is also undertaken.
Jobs Expo Cork is just over a week away. In addition to the diverse range of employers looking to hire on the day, Munster's largest careers fair will feature the popular Career Clinic. Róisín Kelleher will be offering 1 on 1 consultations here. If you're in need of some guidance you can visit her on November 18th inside UCC's Devere Hall between 10am and 4pm. Don't forget to register to get FREE ADMISSION to the Exhibitor Hall, Career Clinic and Agenda Stage seminars. Get started right here.
Róisín Kelleher set up the ‘Aisling Career Guidance and Recruitment Service’ in Bandon, Co. Cork, having spent many years in business, before becoming a teacher and career guidance counsellor.
Dedicated to career guidance and education, Róisín provides a comprehensive and personal guidance service, where all clients are encouraged to realise their potential.
Clients come from all life stages: second and third level students, graduates, post graduates, job seekers, and people changing career.
Róisín is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and obtains great fulfillment from helping people to achieve their potential.
A UCC graduate in Psychology and Sociology, with a Diploma and Masters Degree in Career Guidance, Teaching Diplomas in Typewriting and Shorthand, Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Levels A and B) from the British Psychological Society and an IMI Certificate in Recruitment.
A former President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, she has spoken at many conferences in different parts of the world on career guidance issues. She has been the guidance counsellor on C103 radio over many years, and has served on bodies such as the National Psychological Service, Commission on the Points System, Dept of Social and Family Affairs Workshops for Unemployed, Counsellor in Youth Reach Centres, and Governing Body of CIT now MTU. She has recently developed a Career Interest Assessment for students and adults. Róisín will be pleased to speak at Jobs Expo on:
The Importance of Career Guidance and its Role in People’s Lives
We are delighted to have Career & Business Coach, Lisa Fitzpatrick, take part in the Jobs Expo Cork Career Clinic on November 18th. You can get career advice from Lisa anytime between 10am and 4pm inside UCC's Devere Hall.
An approachable and passionate Coach who energises and motivates clients to maximise their potential and achieve their goals. Specialising in Career Coaching, Personal Life Coaching and Executive Coaching, using the renowned GROW Model Lisa helps clients in areas such as career transition, career development, mindset coaching, interview preparation, emotional intelligence and personal & professional branding.
Lisa marries her 15 years International Marketing Management experience in Global FinTech with her Coaching practice. If you're eager to progress in your career and need some direction you can visit Lisa at the Career Clinic for a free consultation. Don't forget to register to get FREE ADMISSION to the Exhibitor Hall, Career Clinic and Agenda Stage seminars.
Attending a Careers Fair is a great way for job seekers to explore different career opportunities, and network with potential employers. Careers Fairs can be invaluable to job seekers in building relationships, learning more about different companies, and presenting themselves professionally. This article will provide tips and advice on how to successfully prepare for, and make the most out of attending a Careers Fair.
A Careers Fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to explore potential job opportunities and meet potential recruiters representing local, national and sometimes international companies from across different industries. Careers Fairs provide an efficient, straightforward way to learn more about different roles for career seekers, while allowing employers to meet a variety of job seekers. It is important to come prepared and make the right impression while at a Careers Fair.
The benefits of attending a Careers Fair for a job seeker are numerous. Job seekers can immediately learn about different opportunities available, network with recruiters to learn more about the company, and present themselves professionally. Additionally, it is a great way to get a ‘foot in the door,’ and it can even lead to instant job offers for the right candidate. In preparation for attending a Careers Fair, there are certain steps that job seekers should take, which will be discussed below.
Before attending a Careers Fair, job seekers should take the necessary steps to ensure that they can make the most of their time. One of the most important steps is researching the companies that will be attending the Fair. Taking the time to research different companies will help make the Career Fair a successful event for job seekers. Some examples of important questions to research include: who is the company, what do they do, and what kind of roles do they offer.
Another important way to prepare for a Careers Fair is to bring printed materials such as a resume, business cards, and a potential cover letter to leave with potential recruiters. This is an important step since it will give job seekers the chance to leave a tangible piece of evidence with recruiters, as well as reiterate their interest in the potential opportunity. This may also give recruiters an opportunity to contact them in the future when another opportunity may arise.
While attending a Careers Fair it is important for job seekers to present themselves professionally. It is strongly recommended that someone attending a Careers Fair dress professionally, such as in a suit and tie, for men, or a nice dress or skirt for women. Additionally, enthusiasm should be conveyed when talking to potential recruiters, as well as when expressing interest in the potential role and company. Asking questions related to the company or job is a great way to demonstrate interest and knowledge.
After the Careers Fair, job seekers should follow-up on all connections made during the Fair, and make sure to make the right impression. Sending an email to the recruiter is recommended, and it is important to note that expressing gratitude for the opportunity is always important. Networks created during the Careers Fair should be maintained, and the connections should be nurtured over time.
Attending a Careers Fair is an invaluable experience for job seekers. This article highlighted some tips for successful preparation and participation in a Careers Fair. First and foremost, it is important that job seekers complete their preparation by researching the companies attending, and bring the necessary printed materials. During the Careers Fair, it is important to dress professionally, show enthusiasm and ask appropriate questions. After the Careers Fair, job seekers should use the connections formed to follow up with emails or other correspondence, and nurture these connections over time. In conclusion, following these steps will maximize the benefits and ensure a successful Careers Fair experience.
We're very happy to have Tusla exhibiting, as well as recruiting, at our next careers fair. Jobs Expo Cork will kick off at 1oam inside UCC's Devere Hall on Saturday, 18th November. You can register for FREE ADMISSION here.
On 1st January 2014 the Child and Family Agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children and Family Services, the Family Support Agency and the National Educational Welfare Board as well as incorporating some psychological services and a range of services responding to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.
The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.
The Agency operates under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013, a progressive piece of legislation with children at its heart and families viewed as the foundation of a strong healthy community where children can flourish. Partnership and co-operation in the delivery of seamless services to children and families are also central to the Act.
The establishment of the Agency represents an opportunity to think differently, where appropriate to behave differently and to seek a wide range of views regarding the most effective way of working together to deliver a wide range of services for children and families. An approach which is responsive, inclusive and outward looking.
There are over 5,000 staff working in the Agency.
Prior to establishment date, widespread consultation with stakeholders sought to capture the hopes, and indeed fears, regarding the new Child and Family Agency. Many held the view that a mere realignment of services and the amalgamation of a number of bodies would not be enough to deliver on the fresh start called for throughout the sector. It was felt that what was required was a new identity which captured a new sense of purpose shared by all those who together will deliver children and family services going forward.
Consideration was given to the aspirations for the agency and many themes emerged – a new beginning, an opportunity, a challenge. From debate and conjecture, the name Tusla emerged as a fitting logo for the Child and Family Agency. While the word borrows from the Irish words ‘tús’ + ‘lá’, Tusla is a completely new word reflecting a shared desire for a new beginning, forging a new identity. A new word, a new way of working.
The Child and Family Agency’s services include a range of universal and targeted services:
Under the Child and Family Act 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:
Supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
Are you eager to advance in your career within the Irish construction sector? Cairn Homes have been exhibiting at our autumn careers fairs and will be at Jobs Expo Cork on November 18th. Their recruitment team will be available to chat about their open vacancies between 10am and 4pm inside UCC's Devere Hall. Don't forget to register for your FREE TICKET here.
As Ireland’s largest house builder, they bring together the most talented people across a range of disciplines so they can continue to scale their business and build homes and communities where people love to live.
They are always on the look out for top talent to join the team across Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Contract Management and many other disciplines.
As Ireland’s largest homebuilder, they're active on over 20 residential sites and have a landbank of over 17,000 across 35 residential development sites nationwide. Since launching the business they have built thousands of new homes, contributed over 100 million euros to public realm and infrastructure, and lead the industry in using innovative new methods of construction and finding better ways to build.
Cairn Homes bring together like-minded people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of expertise and, together, they create places where people love to live. Find out more about their culture.
We're very excited to have Ethos Engineering exhibit at Jobs Expo Cork again. Their recruitment team will be available to discuss job opportunities and take CVs from 10am until 4pm inside UCC's Devere Hall. Register today for FREE ADMISSION and we'll see you November 18th at Munster's biggest careers fair.
Ethos Engineering is Ireland’s largest mechanical and electrical design consultancy in the building services industry and EMEA’s market leader in Data Centre design.
Ethos provides sustainable and innovative MEP engineering solutions in the data centre, office and commercial enterprise, industrial and manufacturing plants, health & education, retail & leisure and logistics sectors.
With extensive experience in Data Centre design and projects in 19 countries, they provide innovative solutions for critical infrastructure, including power supply, cooling systems, and advanced monitoring technologies.
They're committed to sustainability and specialise in sustainable building design, renewable energy integration, and energy management strategies that minimise environmental impact.
By leveraging the power of data and using a range of innovative and future-focused solutions, they can create buildings that are zero-carbon and provide person-centred experiences.
They live by the “WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER” philosophy in their approach, with a commitment to providing flexibility and support for the wellbeing, learning and development of their people. Ethos offers a range of flexible working options including their 9 Day Fortnight, which empowers their team members to take control over their work-life balance.
To learn more about Ethos and joining the team check out ethoseng.ie
We are delighted to have Pat Finnerty on board with us at Jobs Expo Cork. Pat is a Psychological Coach and will be available to offer guidance at the Career Clinic on November 18th. You chat with Pat anytime between 10am and 4pm inside UCC's Devere Hall. Furthermore, Pat will be giving his talk, Navigating change. Where do I begin?, at 11:30am on the Agenda Stage. Register today and get FREE ADMISSION to this in person careers fair.
Personal & professional development planning
Find out what you really should be doing in your career. There are techniques, exercises and tests based on Big 5 personality inventory, positive psychology and some reflective writing helping you create a personal vision and Mission statement from which you can begin the next chapter of your life.
Pat Finnerty is a psychological coach whose aim is to help people find fulfilment in their careers and all other aspects of their lives, by focusing on their personalities and interests. Pat graduated in Hotel Management in 1998. Since then, he has carved out a successful career in Hospitality, Retail, sales and is also a business owner. He has developed business acumen and has gathered a wealth of experience in team leadership and management. He believes in approaching transformation from an empathetic standpoint and is comfortable making connections in the boardroom or the outhouse.
His interest in personal and professional development stems from his interpersonal observations throughout his own career and personal life. This prompted him to pursue his interest in people and led him to follow academic study as a mature student. He now holds qualifications in Psychology, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship and Training design, delivery & evaluation. His Areas of specialist interest are in Positive Psychology, Personality Psychology and Neuroscience.
Pat’s methodology is ideally suited to guiding people in the right direction in beginning their careers, finding meaning in their current careers, seeking advancement, changing job/career or returning to the workplace.