Get your job search off to a great start this January

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If a new job is one of your goals for 2021, there were lots of opportunities announced this month that are worth considering. Just this week, logistics firm CH Robinson said it will be hiring for 30 people in Cork.

Click here to check out the top sci-tech employers hiring right now.

Sports tech company Orreco also announced recruitment plans for Galway and Indigo Telecom is set to fill a number of remote roles at its Limerick-based subsidiary 4Site. Financial software firm Glantus will be hiring too, with 15 jobs opening up at its new sales and marketing hub in Newry.

If none of these catch your eye, however, check out our list of 35 companies that are either already hiring or have announced plans to this year.

It includes firms like Accenture, Intel and Patreon and features roles in a variety of industries, from biopharma and data science to microbiology and software engineering.

We also spoke to people in different roles to learn more about their jobs. Perhaps you could enjoy a role in DevOps engineering like LetsGetChecked’s Lynda O’Leary, for example, or working in product strategy, something Kemp’s Jason Dover has found rewarding so far.

No matter the job you’re in or thinking of pursuing, working life could be transformed for the better this year. the Government published its plan for remote working earlier this month, which included information on protecting worker rights.

Now, MEPs have voted in favour of establishing similar protections, such as the right to disconnect, all across the EU.

You also might be thinking of upskilling in your hunt for a new role. To help narrow down the vast number of tech skills to choose from, PostBeyond surveyed what some employers were looking for at the end of 2020. Desired skills included analytics expertise, Agile and knowledge of programming languages like Java, Linux, SQL and Python.

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