Confidence becomes the main issue

Turmoil in the world financial markets has led to overall uncertainty in business and has taken its toll on recruitment companies

3rd January, 2009

With the Economic & Social Research Institute predicting a 117,000 fall in average employment for the year ahead, the outlook for the Irish jobs market is grim. Decisive government action is needed to stimulate the economy and return confidence to employers, said Adrian McGennis, director, Sigmar Recruitment.

‘‘For recruitment, uncertainty is the biggest enemy,” said McGennis. ‘‘If the government can show strength and leadership and make tough decisions, I would say some stability and confidence would...

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