More than 800 people applied for positions with South Dublin County Council and this week the 42 successful candidates took up their roles.
Applications for the positions of Clerical Officer and Library Assistant were submitted earlier this year and the talented candidates who won the roles began work on April 18th.
The new recruits will be assigned to various different areas across the council and will be based in different areas which the council serves.
The employees were welcomed by South Dublin County Council CEO Daniel McLoughlin who was pleased to see the huge level of interest in the positions.
Chief Executive, Mr McLoughlin said: “This is an exciting time to work in local government and I am delighted to welcome these enthusiastic staff members, who I am certain will make a positive impact on the innovative services we deliver to the citizens of South Dublin County.”
The recruitment of entry level staff in the county has been described as a “key priority” of South Dublin County Council, with the organisation announcing the roles across various social media channels.
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The continued recruitment of new employees has been ongoing since 2015 when the government’s moratorium on recruitment and promotion in the public service was lifted.
The new additions to the council’s staff gathered at County Hall on Tuesday to meet with the Chief Executive before beginning their new careers in the public service.