Irish employers have increased the number of jobs advertised in 2014’s fourth quarter by 26 percent compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest Robert Walters European Job Index. Ireland experienced the largest year-over-year increase in advertising volumes across Europe, followed by Germany, Switzerland and France, which saw ads increase by 23 percent, 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. The figures reflect Ireland’s increased levels of job activity across all sectors, following a year of strong economic growth. Ads for senior management and strategic roles grew by 33 percent, while those for secretarial and support roles rose 30 percent. Businesses are also increasingly hiring at the executive level.