The Western Development Commission (WDC) today launched a new online jobs portal aimed at attracting professionals and their families to make new lives in the West of Ireland.
Westernjobs.ie will help job seekers to find open roles across the region and assist employers in gauging the availability and depth of skills that they require.
With more and more people working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the WDC is encouraging people to make a permanent and viable move to the West where they can enjoy housing costs that are among the lowest in Ireland.
The new portal - which is free to use - will not only give job seekers the chance to secure a job, it will also give employers information on the talent pool available to them in a particular county in the Western region.
Research carried out by the WDC in January, found that 50 percent of large employers in the region were faced with a limited skills pool for open positions, while almost a third experience difficulty finding senior staff.
Hundreds of new jobs have been announced in the Western region in 2021 and there are currently open roles available across sectors such as ecommerce, MedTech, IT and engineering.
Western Development Commission CEO Tomás Ó Síocháin has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about what westernjobs.ie is all about
More details are available at : www.westernjobs.ie