Eighty new full-time positions are due to be filled at a number of Gaeltacht companies across Donegal in the new year.
A range of jobs including software developers, maintenance and quality control technicians as well as accounting and human resources roles are available at companies supported by Udarás na Gaeltachta in Falcarragh, Gweedore, Dungloe, Ardara, Kilcar and Glencolmcille.
Micheal MacGiolla Easbuig, regional director, explained that they are currently asking people to register with Udarás na Gaeltachta for information on Gaeltacht jobs in 2022.
Traditionally, Udarás would have organized a series of annual open houses to highlight employment opportunities in the vibrant Gaeltacht communities across the county.
However, the Covid-19 restrictions put an end to the open houses and everything has now moved online.
“We try to list all Gaeltacht jobs from our clients and other companies on our website. Our aim is to get as much information as possible for people who are home for Christmas and who might be tempted to stay for good, ”said Mr. MacGiolla Easbuig.
Currently there are vacancies in fifteen Údarás client companies in Donegal Gaeltacht and a total of 80 jobs.
To Ghaoth Dobhair, VHI, Fáisc Miotail Éireann Teo, ProAmpac Teo, OCO Global, Táirgí Snáithín Gloine Teo, Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo and Keelings Knowledge are recruiting.
There are also openings at Gallagher’s Bakery (Ardara), Randox (Dungloe) and Cora Tine Teoranta (Falcarragh); Snáth Dhún na nGall Teo, Bá Dhún na nGall Teo and Oileán Glas Teo in Kilcar as well as Earagail Éisc Teo and Beachóga Dhún na nGall Teo in Glencolmcille.
There are a range of jobs on offer, including software developers, service technicians, quality assurance officers, business analysts, customer service advisors, accounting and HR roles, and general operators.
The total number of full-time jobs in Gaeltacht regions across the country was 7,363 at the end of 2020, with an additional 437 part-time jobs, a net reduction of 6 percent (481) in employment global. Earlier this month, the Údarás na Gaeltachta Board of Directors approved € 50,000 in capital funding for the Donegal Country Council to develop a gteic digital hub in Malinbeg as part of the continued expansion of the Gaeltacht digital hub network.
The board of directors approved the capital to partially finance the complete redevelopment of the Old Málainn Bhig school to adapt it to allow a 110 square meter corporate space downstairs and a gteic digital hub upstairs .
The gteic digital hub network will provide high-speed facilities in rural areas of Gaeltacht to foster job creation, facilitate remote working, facilitate the return of the Gaeltacht diaspora and develop a community of hubs, where culture Gaeltacht unique fosters creativity and innovation. .
Málainn Bhig’s gteic will be the ninth gteic to be developed in Donegal.
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Posted: 12:17 pm December 31, 2021