Which Jobs Are The Most Difficult to Attract Staff?

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New data by hiring platform Indeed has revealed which jobs are the most difficult to attract staff. The study found that engineers and construction workers are the most difficult workers for employers to find at the moment.

The analysis looked at Irish job postings from January 1st through to the end of April this year to determine which positions were most likely to remain open for over 60 days – an indicator of the position being difficult to fill. 

Junior engineer positions ranked high, with two thirds of these positions remaining open for over 60 days.

Employers were also finding construction professionals of all types difficult to recruit for.  Positions such as mechanical and electrical project manager, civil supervisor and construction manager featured highly as positions that are currently difficult to fill.

Below we list the ranking of the positions difficult to fill and link you to courses if you are interested in entering the jobs market armed with skills in demand.

1) Junior engineer 66.9

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2) Camp Leader 65.3

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3) Python Developer 65

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4) Tax Senior 63.6

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5) Civil Supervisor 62.7

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6) Mechanical and Electrical Project Manager 62.2

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7) Solicitor 61.2

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8) Junior Project Manager 60.7

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9) Caregiver 60.3

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10) Senior Design Engineer 59.8

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11) Mechanical Designer 59.6

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12) Lawyer 59.5

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13) Senior Project Engineer 56.1

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14) Front End Developer 55.6

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15) Construction Manager 54.2

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16) Moderator 53.8

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17) Building Information Modelling Manager 53.7

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18) Senior Engineer 53.4

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19) Construction Project Manager 52.2

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20) Resident Engineer 51.5

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