Irish recruiter PE Global adds 70 jobs as it expands worldwide

Irish recruitment agency PE Global will create 70 new jobs in 2023, almost doubling its full-time headcount as it looks to expand worldwide.

The Cork-headquartered company, which also has offices in Dublin, the UK and India, counts the Health Service Executive and the UK’s National Health Service among its customers.

The recruiter said it expected annual turnover to reach €60 million in 2022 amid booming demand for recruitment services as businesses battle to attract talent in a tight post-pandemic labour market.

The company’s move contrasts sharply with big tech firms’ moves in recent days to lay off staff, with recruiters among those to be let go.
The business, which employs 85 directly across its locations and a further 1,000 contractors, said the new jobs will be based across four key locations, covering recruitment, IT, marketing, and finance.

A spokeswoman for the company said PE Global’s diverse, multidisciplinary client base had allowed it to remain “agile”.
“Within the tech sector, the need for technical, software and high-end IT professionals doesn’t show signs of slowing,” she said. “We also see a huge need for healthcare staff throughout Ireland especially, the UK and the Middle East across all disciplines.”
“This is an exciting time for our company as we expand our team in Ireland and overseas,” said Keith McDonagh, managing director at PE Global. “We are delighted to be in a position to expand our team to meet the needs of our growing international business.”

Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar welcomed the announcement.
“It is really positive news to see home-grown Irish firm PE Global expanding its global footprint and creating 70 new job opportunities both in Ireland and abroad. Many of these high-quality jobs will be based in the company’s headquarters in Cork, which will be a great boost for the local community and economy.”