Emarkable Project CIFJobs.ie Receives Mention in the Financial Times – Dec 17th 2016


To the delight of all Team Emarkable.ie a recent digital marketing project CIFJobs.ie launched by our client CIF (Construction Industry Federation) to promote job search in the construction industry in Ireland, has made an appearance in the Financial Times (Dec 17th, 2016).  CIFJobs.ie, a website devoted exclusively to advertising jobs in the construction industry in Ireland,hfinancial-timesas been launched to encourage construction workers, who emigrated during the financial crisis leading to a decade when almost no new homes were built, to come home.

Now that the crisis in construction is finally easing, and the capacity for job building is beginning to show a mass of green shoots, the CIF tasked Emarkable.ie to build a user-friendly, all in one-stop easy job advertisement platform for employers in the construction sector. Job postings become available within 24hours of being submitted to the CIF, and the prospective applicant can apply immediately to the job posted. Job postings are representative of all construction sector roles. The postings include job titles such as: Project Quantity Surveyor, Site Manager, Junior Site Civil Engineer, Senior Site Civil Engineer, Electricians, Plumbers, Roofers, Carpenters… Prospective applicants can search the site on the homepage for all jobs listed under their keywords. For example, if a prospective applicant searches for ‘Electrical Project Manager Cork’, they will be given an automated list of all jobs with those search terms posted to CIFJobs.ie from all Irish employers with jobs available in Cscreen-shot-2016-12-12-at-17-42-18-1160x627ork. More details relevant to the job specification are then outlined once the prospective applicant clicks on the job postings of most interest to their search criteria. Once they upload their CV and Cover Letter their application is on the way to their employer of choice.The CIF estimates that 137,000 people work in the construction industry in Ireland, compared with 273,900 at the height of the construction industry’s boom in 2007, and 96,300 at the lowest point of the building industry’s collapse in 2013. The CIF have forecasted that 112,000 more construction industry workers may be required to stabilise new housebuilding and infrastructure projects up to 2020. It is anticipated that the CIFJobs.ie jobs board platform will go a long way in facilitating the return to work for skilled construction workers who have lost out during the building downtime years, both in Ireland and abroad.

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IEA Regional Seminar Series: Cork & Galway Events, Cork and West Regional Councils and upcoming dates for your diary

June was very busy here at the Irish Exporters Association organising the first two of our six Regional Seminars, which took place in Cork and Galway in association with Ulster Bank, and we also launched the IEA Cork and West Regional Councils.

The Regional Seminars have been established to support and drive networking for our members of all sizes across all sectors with each event having a market, industry and expert focus. Specifically, this series provides a platform for driving the IEA’s regional growth and development strategy.

We are very excited to have established a Cork Regional Council (9th June 2016) which will be Chaired by Alan Fehily of DePuySynthes (pictured top right), and West Regional Council (14th June 2016) which will be Chaired by John Carr of VP Supply Chain Solutions at Flextronics (pictured centre right).

Each Council will be made up of representatives from exporting businesses from the region. Their purpose is: to increase the IEA’s presence on the ground, enhance our ability to understand and develop solutions to the local issues that are affecting our members, and to ensure we strengthen the regional input into the main IEA National Council.

Why our members attend our Regional Seminars?

  • Meet local exporters and service providers from a range of sectors in your region
  • Get involved in a breakfast networking session
  • Attend presentations and learn best practice from industry experts
  • Hear from our Export Advisory Panel
  • Meet the IEA Regional Chairs
  • Keep up to date with industry developments
  • Learn about country issues and how to overcome in market barriers
  • Take part in Q&A discussions

Who should attend?

IEA members of all sizes across all sectors in the local region

Key dates for your diary

14th September Athlone

13th October      Shannon

8th November    North Kildare, Meath & Louth

7th December     Dublin

For further information or to register your interest contact Jennifer Condon, Events Manager on jennifercondon@irishexporters.ie

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Do you fall within the scope of the Lobbying Act?

Many organisations in the import/export industry communicate with public officials – elected and appointed – about issues of importance to their organisation or industry as a whole. Under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, anyone who lobbies is required to register and submit returns of their lobbying activities to an online register.  If you think you may be lobbying, consider the following three-step test: Read More »

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IEA Service Offering – are you maximising your membership?

Do you know that the Irish Exporters Association's (IEA) mission is to assists its members to grow their exports to world markets? We do this under four headings which we promote to our members with the aim of driving and supporting their growth and development and all potential members who are exporting businesses based in Ireland. So what are these categories? Read More »

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