A new recruitment drive, made public today, is under way to fill 550 vacancies in the public sector.
However same posts are understood to be at entry and graduate level and will take over two years to complete.
These new vacancies announced are expected to include 300 Clerical Officer posts right across the Civil and Public Service.
Also being sought are at least 250 graduate positions, including 15 specialist posts in the Economic sector.
Further information can be found on publicjobs.ie, latter the Public Appointment Services website.