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Indeed Data Points To Buoyant Jobs Market In Irish Tourism Industry

By Dave Simpson
Indeed Data Points To Buoyant Jobs Market In Irish Tourism Industry

Data gathered by job site Indeed points to a buoyant jobs market in the Irish tourism industry.

Indeed's data shows that demand for workers in the tourism industry in Ireland has increased by 7% in the past four years, with tourism-related roles accounting for 8,056 job postings per million in 2019, up from 6,547 job postings per million in 2016.

Indeed noted that the challenge for the sector is that, despite a large increase in people searching for roles in the Irish tourism sector (up 18% in the past four years), the industry is still facing shortages of skilled labour. The number of job postings in the sector is currently 21% higher than the number of searches, and as Ireland approaches full employment, it may become increasingly difficult to fill these roles, according to Indeed.

"A Substantial Employer"

Pawel Adrjan, economist with Indeed, commented, "Despite increasing demand for staff in the tourism sector, there remains the danger that growth will be constrained by the challenge of hiring people with the appropriate skills. Tourism is one of Ireland's largest indigenous industries, and with a focus on diversification and new market openings in the coming months and years, it's likely to continue to be a substantial employer.

"Tourism accounts for one in 10 jobs worldwide, and its labour-intensive nature makes it a major source of employment. It also tends to have a significant multiplier effect on employment in related sectors. More disposable income, cheaper travel and easier online bookings have helped to drive increases in tourism worldwide."

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