Strong demand for health workers as vacancies increase
There is a huge demand for healthcare workers across the sector in Ireland, with staff being described as the ‘most valuable asset’ of the system.
Recent reports from government and independent companies have revealed that the number of applications and hires in the Irish healthcare sector has increased over the past two years.
A recent report from Occupy found that the number of healthcare job applications has increased amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A report from Occupy found that nearly 70,000 applications for positions in the healthcare sector were submitted through the platform in 2020 alone, up from just over 23,000 in 2019. hiring has also seen a marked increase.
The data indicated a sharp increase in the number of applicants seeking jobs in the industry, which previously struggled to find enough talent to fill new and existing positions.
The most sought-after positions are health assistants (47.4%); administrative (31%); nursing and midwifery (8.5%) and paramedical professionals (6.2%).
Coinciding with the start of Ireland’s second wave, October 2020 saw the highest level of engagement in healthcare employment, with four times more job applications than the previous year.