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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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.




Labour Market Research

These links are to well established sources of information used to review, evaluate and predict changes in our labour market.

Hospitality Skills Oversight Group Report 2018 
This EGFSN report assessed the skills demand needs arising within the Hospitality sector in Ireland – hotels, restaurants, bars, canteens and catering – over the period to 2020.
EGFSN Digital Transformation Report 2018 
This is a study on the impacts of the adoption of digital technologies over the years 2018 to 2023. This study provides insights on the impacts that the adoption of digital technologies will have on workers in Ireland by sector, occupation and region, and
Update on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drink Sector 
Food Wise 2025 projects significant growth over the coming years, with a target of 85% exports growth to €19 billion by 2025, as well as an increase of 23,000 jobs over the period. These targets are dependent on successfully addressing the skills needs of
National Skills Bulletin 2018 
The National Skills Bulletin provides an essential source of information on the labour market in Ireland and the skills needs of the economy. The analysis provides a wealth of information which can be utilised by policy makers as we aim to ensure we are
Future Skills Requirements of the Manufacturing Sector to 2020 
Released Feb 2013 This study addresses the skills requirements of the manufacturing sector in Ireland over the period 2012-2020. The study was developed in tandem with the wider strategy for manufacturing, Making it in Ireland, which is being undertaken b
Employment Outlook Survey (Manpower) 
Measures employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. It is the only forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in its size, scope, longevity and area of focus, based on interviews
ESRI - Economic and Social Research Institute 
The ESRI is one of Europe's leading research centres in the social sciences. Their main focus is research on economic and social change in Ireland in the new global context.
HEA - Higher Education Authority 
This link points to some of the Statistical data created by the HEA relating to our Higher Education system.
Forfás - Ireland's national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation 
Forfás provides the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (formerly Enterprise, Trade and Employment - DETE) and other stakeholders with analysis, advice and support on issues related to enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.
CSO - Central Statistics Office 
This is the primary source of statistical information about our population. Several of the reports generated by the CSO provide the basis of most other reports on the Labour Market.

Current Labour Market related info 

These sites provide news of current events that relate to our evolving labour market.

Future Skills Requirements of the Manufacturing Sector to 2020 
Released Feb 2013 This study addresses the skills requirements of the manufacturing sector in Ireland over the period 2012-2020. The study was developed in tandem with the wider strategy for manufacturing, Making it in Ireland, which is being undertaken b
IBEC Quarterly Economic Trends 
Download publication in PDF format.

Labour Market Commentries

These links are to sites web pages that contain commentries and views about aspects of our labour market.

EGFSN December 2018 e-bulletin 
An update on various issues being addressed by the EGFSN
Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020 
A new report by DKM shows that industry can grow on average by 9% per year up to 2020 but warns of potential skills shortages.
National Skills Bulletin 2018 
The National Skills Bulletin provides an essential source of information on the labour market in Ireland and the skills needs of the economy. The analysis provides a wealth of information which can be utilised by policy makers as we aim to ensure we are
Future Skills Requirements of the Manufacturing Sector to 2020 
Released Feb 2013 This study addresses the skills requirements of the manufacturing sector in Ireland over the period 2012-2020. The study was developed in tandem with the wider strategy for manufacturing, Making it in Ireland, which is being undertaken b
Future Skills Requirements of the Biopharma-Pharmachem Sector 
The biopharma pharmachem sector has a high economic impact in the Irish economy, providing significant high skilled employment. This report examines trends and drivers of change and potential impact on employment and skills over 2010-2015
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development 
Economic Survey of Ireland