Some tips on where to look for a job in Kilkenny

As anyone who has being unemployed in recent years will know, the job market has become a fiercely competitive arena. The obvious blame for this can be put on the current economic down turn. With the levels of unemployment constantly increasing, there has being a serious lack of new jobs becoming available to counteract this. So with more and more people coming onto the job market, this can lead to frustration to all those individuals who are seeking work. There are jobs out there though, you just need to be looking in the right places. Here we take a look at some the best places to find a job in Kilkenny.


Kilkenny holds a strong retail presence, especially in the city centre with approximately 300 retailers in operation. The majority of these are small locally owned businesses with independent traders, fashion boutiques and specialist stores being the main traders in Kilkenny. This means there is a mix of the traditional and the modern on sale in Kilkenny’s medieval streets.

Food and Drink

Considering Kilkenny is not only a popular tourist spot due to attractions like Kilkenny Castle but also a popular destination for stag and hen parties, its service industry is very strong.  High quality hotels, restaurants and bars hold a strong presence within the city. So if you have a desire to work in this industry we would recommend taking a walk around Kilkenny to see what establishments take your fancy and call in to see if there are any positions available.

Alternatively you could get in touch with a recruitment agency to take some of the work off of your shoulders. Here are a few that we would recommend:

  • Optimise Recruitment, No. 4 Watergate, Parliament Street,Kilkenny - 056 778 6631
  • Morgan Mckinley, 9 Ormonde Court, Kilkenny, Co.Kilkenny - 056 772 0380
  • Insight HR, Ring Road, 23 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny - 056 770 1060


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