Difficult to Fill Vacancies SOLAS 2020 Labour Market Report

24 January 2021 

This paper reports the findings of the recruitment agency survey conducted in October 2020 on behalf of the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS. This survey gathered the views of selected recruitment agencies in Ireland in respect of occupations that require skills which are in short supply, and in their view, are proving difficult to fill since the impact of COVID-19 in March 2020.

The survey reflects the growing skills shortage in STEM job roles across IT, Life Sciences and Manufacturing sectors despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Other sectors reporting difficulties in recruiting additional talent include Construction in particular QS, Project Managers and engineering roles. In the Transport sector continuous skill shortages with HGV drivers, Mechanics, Logistics Planners and Supply Chain managers.

The infographic detailing the current challenges can be accessed here Difficult to Fill Vacancies 2020 SOLAS Report.pdf (size 146.2 KB)