The job market for Irish people is getting better and better, with a big number of jobs being advertised and a growing number of employers offering work experience opportunities.
The numbers have been getting worse over the last few years, with the number of casual and part-time jobs now rising from 2.2 million in 2010 to 3.2 per cent of the labour force in 2014, according to a report from the Irish Employers Association (EEA).
The numbers are likely to rise further over the next few years as the economy continues to recover from the financial crisis.
The jobs report, which covers both casual and full-time work, shows that there are more people working in the sector than ever before.
The number of full- and part -time jobs is expected to rise from 705,000 in 2013 to 1.7 million by 2019.
“People are finding themselves in a more complex job market,” said Paul Hickey, the president of the EEA.
“They’re having to work harder and have to think about their time and how they’re going to spend it.”
The employment figures also show that employment is growing in sectors that are largely reliant on temporary work, such as nursing and catering.
The figures also reveal that the number and growth of part- and full -time positions in Irish-based sectors is expected over the coming years, as people seek work in these sectors.
“It’s going to get much bigger and bigger,” Mr Hickey said.
“The economy is not just a big one but it’s also a fast one.
If we don’t get people in there then the economy doesn’t grow at all.”
What we need to be doing is making sure that the economy is growing at a healthy rate, because if we don, the economy can’t function at all.