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Skills shortage threatening investment in the west

A shortage of specialist skills in the medtech, pharmaceutical and food sectors is threatening multinational investment in the west of Ireland.

29th October, 2014
Skills shortage threatening investment in the west of Ireland

A shortage of specialist skills in the medtech, pharmaceutical and food sectors is threatening multinational investment in the west of Ireland.

Employers in Galway, Mayo and Sligo are waiting for up to a year to fill vacancies for highly-skilled positions, according to a survey by Matrix Recruitment.

Among the 30 companies surveyed, Matrix found that 35 “well-paid” vacancies had remained unfilled for between three and 12 months. Half were senior engineering roles.

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