Pictured (L-R): Dermot Casey, Cronan McNamara, Linda Davis, Helen McBreen and Ed McDonnell
With unemployment rates across most sectors decreasing and competition for talent increasing, 80 new jobs have been announced by Next Generation Recruitment.
Focusing in particular on the growth sectors of IT and data science, these new positions will be based in Next Generation’s offices in Dublin and in a new Centre of Excellence and Research in Krakow, which will act as a key talent marketing and research division for the company.
Founded in 2007, Next Generation employs over 30 recruitment professionals. The Dublin office is currently recruiting and intends to hire an additional 10 employees by the end of 2016 and 20 more by end of 2017.
Success abroad for Next Generation has led to a major expansion drive into mainland Europe based in Krakow, Poland, where it intends to grow the business from its current headcount of eight, by hiring 20 additional employees by the end of 2016 and another 30 by the end of 2017.
These positions will be based in a purpose built sourcing centre which opened in April 2016. This centre will play a vital role for Next Generation and the organisation’s many clients as well as supporting the needs of the Dublin based HQ.
Linda Davis, CEO and founder of Next Generation, said: “We are very excited that the business is now at an ambitious expansion stage. We are seeing first hand great confidence across all sectors and demand for talent, especially in the IT and data science sectors, has never been stronger. We want to be proactive and cater for our clients needs going into the future, both our corporate clients and candidates, which is why we are investing in a dedicated facility in mainland Europe, to tap into overseas markets.
“In particular we see major opportunities in Ireland for organisations who embrace the whole area of data science, who invest in talented analysts who can fully disseminate the massive amounts of data that organisations now have access to. Data science is taking marketing and doing business to a whole new dimension. It will very soon affect all aspects of our lives from our health, to what we consume and even how we will vote in the future.”