Wednesday February 19, 2020

The tech talent crunch

In Ireland’s technology sector, everybody is hiring and the cost of doing business is rising. Emmet Ryan asks what can be done to address the shortage of tech talent

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
6th October, 2019
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Ray Walshe of DCU: ‘The talent shortage is cutting across all sectors’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

For the past two years, only one topic has come up as often as Brexit when you speak to tech leaders across Ireland: they simply can’t get enough staff.

The perks the industry has become famous for, be they remote working, free lunches or flexible hours, can get companies so far, but all of that is replicable. Every company, from a two-person start-up all the way up to a multinational, is fighting it...

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