Galway Bay fm newsroom – HR leaders from across the west are gathering in the city today for a major Talent Summit.
Talent Summit Galway aims to give an in-depth analysis of the current jobscape in Galway.
Ireland is fast approaching full employment with a rate of unemployment at just over 5%.
However, organisers say Galway is more than holding its own in terms of attracting and maintaining talent.
In terms of growth and job creation, the most successful sector in Galway right now is Medical Device Manufacturing.
Medtronic & Boston Scientific employ over 3500 each and are still growing.
The Technology and Software sectors are also very successful in Galway -there are currently over 105 tech companies in this part of the country.
There has also been a major increase in the amount of HR and Talent Acquisition positions in Galway recently.
Sigmar Galway says Galway’s culture, work/life balance, cost of living, and landscape makes it very easy to attract talent.
The Jobscape Galway event is taking place until lunchtime today at the g Hotel.
City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)
The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.
The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.
The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.
It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.
Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.
Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.
They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.
In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.
Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.
The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.
Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.
He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.
Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.
To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.