LinkedIn data reveals staff exodus from retail and tourism

A joint report from the IDA, Microsoft and LinkedIn confirms anecdotal evidence of a talent flight from the sectors during the pandemic

7th March, 2021
LinkedIn data reveals staff exodus from retail and tourism
The report analysed job postings advertised on LinkedIn during the final quarter of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019

Professionals in Ireland’s recreation, travel and retail sectors have been twice as likely to be job-hunting outside their sector in the final weeks of 2020, compared to the previous year.

A labour market report, published jointly by the IDA, Microsoft and LinkedIn, shows that the pressure of pandemic-related restrictions on certain sectors has influenced workers to seek employment in new areas.

The report analysed job postings advertised on LinkedIn during the final quarter of...

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