Where are the key Irish construction jobs going to be?

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 in Ireland over the next four years.

Consequently, the CIF says the Irish construction sector is set to grow at an annual rate of 9% up to 2020.

Therefore, the new website, CIFjobs.ie, features career opportunities in the Irish construction industry. It follows from a report commissioned by the CIF (Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020) and carried out by DKM economic consultants,

The report says construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 Irish construction jobs up to 2020 as a result of an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.

Job growth areas

Most noteworthy, the report identified a range of professions and trades within the construction industry that will require filling over the next three years.

Irish Construction jobs to be filled include
  • 15,200 electricians
  • 7,800 bricklayers
  • 11,800 plumbers
  • 30,800 carpenters and joiners
  • 13,900 plasters/Floor and tilers
  • 9,400 painters and decorators
  • 9,600 managers
  • 18,100 operatives and
  • 27,600 general labourers 
Sufficient work for 112,000 construction workers

CIF Director General Tom Parlon says: “We are asking Irish people with construction experience who have left Ireland to consider returning to take up a role in construction. There is sufficient work in the pipeline to require about another 112,000 jobs up to 2020 and beyond.”

CIFjobs.ie lists job opportunities from the leading construction companies in Ireland. CIF says that these companies are ‘eager to hear from ex pats’. Furthermore, cifjobs.ie offers weekly updates and notifications about job postings in all area.


Learn more by visiting www.cifjobs.ie

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