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Irish firms 'less likely to hire UK staff'

More than half of Irish companies are now less likely to hire workers from the UK, due to the potential need for work visas and increased complications, new research has shown.

Despite job postings from foreign direct investment hitting an all time high in 2016, Irish businesses now see UK workers as less attractive after the Brexit vote, according to a new study from recruitment firm Cpl Resources. The Cpl Jobs Index reached a new high for 2016, hitting 223 in the second quarter of 2016. That's more than twice the number of jobs posted on average in 2011 at the outset of the index.

Jobs growth is continuing to accelerate, primarily in FDI sectors such as IT, accounting, science and engineering, and finance.

Director Peter Cosgrove said the rate of growth had expanded from 7% to 10% in the second quarter of the year.

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