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Great news for Ireland with the Central Statistics Office releasing 3 positive indicators in a row over the last 2 days:
1. Unemployment is down
According to the CSO, Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2015 was 9.4%, down from the August 2015 rate of 9.5% and down from 10.9% in September 2014. More here.
2. More tourists are coming and more people in Ireland are able to Travel
In the period June – August 2015, the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 12.2% to 2,787,700 – an overall increase of 303,700 compared to the same period twelve months earlier. Also the total number of overseas trips made by Irish residents during the period June – August 2015 increased by 6.2% to 2,316,700. More here.
3. House Prices are continuing to rise responsibly
While nowhere near the Celtic Tiger prices, House Prices seem to have returned to reasonable growth, with residential property prices up by 2.3% nationwide in the month of August, up 9.5% on an annual basis. Of course, there are problems in the rental sector, but hopefully normality in the home-owner sector will have the knock-on effect of restoring normality in the rental sector too. More here.
…and hopefully it will only get better when we win the Rugby World cup! #COYBIG
Remo’s slides are available here: http://goo.gl/FOlzHQ, and Konstantin’s are here: https://goo.gl/Qp7GXA for those of you who was unable to make it on the night, and you can read more about TypeScript here:
For all who came, I hope you all felt very welcome in the Ericsson Campus, and well done to Remo and Konstantin for organizing such a successful debut.
Well done to the Dublin team (Hugh, Gearoid pictured, and Abubakr and Rosario and anyone else I have missed on the earlier shifts) who are participating in the TV & Media Hackathon from here in Ericsson LM Ireland.
The team are participating with teams in 17 other sites globally with 350 other participants (from Canada, the US in Atlanta, LA, Dallas, through Sweden, Spain, Croatia in Europe, all the way across the globe as far as China and Australia). The challenge is staggering: Create a TV application prototype! Peter and David (who’s chest is also pictured) have been providing moral as well as nutritional support (in the form of Pizza).
The guys stopped briefly to let me know that it is tough, but they are really enjoying the challenge. # TVandMediaHackathon2015 #Ericsson
Ericsson has teamed up with Linkedin to create an OSS/BSS showcase page. Here you can get the latest news, insights, and ideas from Ericsson OSS(Operator Support System) /BSS(Business Support Systems):
The Ericsson Software Campus in Athlone has over 700 Engineers onsite and is the OSS headquarters within Ericsson globally and the main development centre for OSS, and were interested in hearing from you if you are a talented JEE software Developer/Architect. To know more about this, please visit this link: http://goo.gl/QAg4Hv
I’m delighted to have been invited to become involved and contribute to the Ericsson Careers Blog. Ericsson is made up of employees from 168 nationalities in over 180 countries, and the blog is a very exciting project spanning the globe. I’m really looking forward to working with some of the brightest minds in Information and Communications Technology from all over the world, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading the content. You can see the blog here:
Ericsson Ireland is looking for a HR Generalist. You will be a member of the HR Generalist Ireland team, based at our Dublin offices. Responsible for advising and supporting the leadership teams regarding all aspects of a High Performance Culture to include: employee relations, compensation & benefits, performance management and the HR calendar of events, you will also support day-to-day business driven issues. You will represent the HR work stream on local, regional or global HR projects as required and will also work in close cooperation with HR colleagues across the globe. For more information, or to apply, please go to: http://goo.gl/BpkP28
A fantastic quiz and interactive application from the website team here at Ericsson. Can you build the Networked Society?
Can you make decisions about infrastructure, investment and support? Can you positively affect the world around you – and the people in it? Visit this to begin building your own Networked Society: http://buildthenetworkedsociety.com/