Irish job openings plunged almost 20% last year as firms cut back on new hires

The latest report by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley shows activity in the Irish jobs market was down sharply in 2023

Trayc Keevans, global FDI director at Morgan McKinley Ireland. ‘The implementation of EU cybersecurity regulations led to increased demand for specialised positions, particularly in cybersecurity and digital resilience’

Ireland’s jobs market experienced a sharp slowdown in 2023 with the total number of new jobs plunging almost 20 per cent during the year, a new analysis by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley has found.

The global recruitment company said 2023 was a year of “significant adjustment” in the Irish jobs market in the face of a slowing economy, rising interest rates and persistently high inflation with the number of new job postings falling 18 per ...