With the recent announcement by the Government of the ten year public capital programme and National Planning Framework there has been plenty of commentary calling it a game changer for the construction industry in Ireland. Most will be aware of the strong growth in the Dublin region at the moment with a significant increase in new build commercial and mixed development projects. But in cities like Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford growth has been a bit more modest.
The National Framework plan valued at €115 billion outlines that the industry will deliver the essential housing and infrastructure which will help the wider economy to flourish. It also aims to counter-balance the over dependence of the Irish economy on the Dublin region.
The big challenge now for the industry is the recruitment of construction and engineering professionals. It’s worth noting that over 170,000 workers left the construction industry between 2007 and 2013. Over the past year, the industry has been recruiting 1,000 extra workers a month to keep up with the pace of growth in Ireland.
We assist eight of the top ten main contractors in Ireland along with specialist sub-contractors, design and cost consultancies and many small to medium sized regional contractors in their search for high-calibre construction professionals. Initial phone and Skype interviews can be facilitated prior to a move home.
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Figures Source: Waterford Today