There was an annual rise in the number of new professional job opportunities in April, though new openings were down 4pc compared to March, the latest Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor found today.
There was a 4pc decrease from 9,246 in March 12 to 8,919 in April 12. This was however, a marginal increase (5pc) from the April 11 figure of 8,533.
There was also a decline in the number of professionals beginning their job searches in April 12, decreasing 15pc from 12,200 to 10,390 month-on-month. Compared to April 11, there was a 63pc increase when 6,375 professionals entered the jobs market.