Hiring demand for industry professionals in the construction sector has increased by 46%. Last month, construction activity accelerated sharply whilst demand for industry professionals grew substantially.
Construction activity has increased every month for two and a half years, according to Ulster Bank’s latest Construction purchasing manager’s index.
“A marked acceleration in activity was experienced across the sector: record growth rates were also recorded in housing and commercial activity, while the increase in civil engineering was the strongest since August 2006,” said Simon Barry, chief economist for Ireland at Ulster Bank.
Wages are on the rise and candidates from abroad are also being provided with the opportunity to apply for available building positions.
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