A Shannon recruitment agent says a local accommodation drought has lead to the recent lack of job recruitment.
The latest Morgan McKinley Quarterly Employment Monitor found there was an almost 17% drop in job opportunities in Ireland in September.
The figures also revealed a drop of over a third in permanent positions compared to the third quarter last year, while contract jobs fell by 8%.
Director and Co-Founder of CareerWise Recruitment in Shannon, Joe Robbins, believes the main problems in employment are specialised skill shortages and accommodation.
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