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What are your interests?

Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Labour Market Information

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The Labour Market

The labour market is a term used to describe the relationship between the workplace (available employment) and the workforce (people, aged 16 and over, who are working or are available to work). A labour market is said to be healthy if there is enough work available for all those who seek it. Most countries in the world have some difficulty achieving or maintaining a healthy labour market.

View a list of those occupations which are causing difficulties in our labour market here: View Jobs in Demand

Recent years have seen a continued growth in employment in Ireland with a additional persons employed over the year. Growth was particularly strong in a number of sectors, including construction, accommodation and food, and education. In terms of occupations, an expansion was evident for those employed in professional occupations, skilled trades (including chefs and construction trades) and personal services (e.g. care workers). An increase in inward migration (including an increase in the number of new employment permits being issued) indicates that Ireland has indeed re-established itself as an attractive place to work.