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Category: Employment

New Legislation Makes Legal Requirement for Pension, Death in Service, and Sick Pay


As a result of the SEO being signed into law, pensions, sick pay and death in service benefits are required for specified workers in the construction sector. CWPS Chairperson Andy O’Gorman outlines to Barry McCall what this will mean for the sector.   CWPS Chairperson, Andy O’Gorman Sectoral Employment Order The signing of the Sectoral Employment […]


Gyproc Ireland

Plaster and plasterboard manufacturer Gyproc, part of the Saint-Gobain group, has announced the creation of 14 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in Kingscourt, Co Cavan. The announcement of the new jobs in the Border Midland and Western (BMW) Region comes as Gyproc moves to a new four shift operation, meaning the company now has […]

Construction leaders plan to increase female participation in the industry

Reduce construction Insurance costs

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is bringing together construction industry leaders to address the chronically low levels of female participation in construction. According to a recent report carried out by DKM, with input from SOLAS, the construction industry could expand by 33% to €20b by 2020. It will require an estimated 112,000 additional employees across […]

3,500 apprentices registered in Ireland in 2016

Irish construction apprenticeships

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee courses. This goal was set out in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy […]

How does cifjobs.ie website work


How to post and apply for jobs on cifjobs.ie Construction jobs website www.cifjobs.ie offers CIF members an great opportunity to fill vacancies with the minimum of fuss. In addition, it gives Irish construction professionals and tradespeople an opportunity to progress their construction careers in a sustainable way. Hence, employers and jobseekers now have a direct […]

CIF jobs website aims to fill over 100,000 Irish construction jobs

Irish Construction Jobs

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has launched a new Irish Construction jobs website to target ex pats living abroad. This is as a result of the CIF estimating that approximately 112,000 workers will be required for the Irish construction industry to deliver on ambitious targets in Government housing, infrastructure and FDI (foreign direct investment) strategies […]

Sharp Increase in Irish construction employment rates

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Irish construction employment see highest jump since February as new work comes on stream   Near-term prospects for Irish construction firms continue to be underpinned by ongoing improvement in new business flows Irish construction firms continued to record strong growth of activity during November, supported by a further sharp increase in […]