Dundalk Careers and Jobs Fair 2018 – great success

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Over 50 leading employers and almost 3,000 candidates take part
 Joint initiative of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection & EURES Cross-Border Partnership

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in collaboration with the EURES Cross-Border Partnership, has held a very successful Careers and Jobs Fair in Dundalk. The event took place in Dundalk’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, 15 May, attracting almost 3,000 potential candidates to exhibitor stands from over 50 leading local, national, and cross-border employers.

A wide range of sectors were represented, with employers including Paypal, Irish Life, ABP, LIDL, Cargotec, Moffett Engineering, Musgraves, Matthews Coaches and QME, UHY Farrelly Dawe White. Prominent cross-border employers at the event included Newry based customer service company Teleperformance (Newry), graduate employer First Derivatives, cruise ship outfitters MJM, and the pharmaceutical company Almac which is currently expanding its business into the Dundalk area.

Among the other exhibitors were a range of recruitment companies - Osborne, Finmore, Hays, Marsh Mackey, Servisource and the online recruiter JobsAlert.ie – as well as public sector employers Publicjobs.ie, the HSE, the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána. The healthcare sector was represented by Home Instead, Bluebird, Homecare, TTM Healthcare and Myhomecare.

The event attracted a broad range of customers too - from commuters looking to find a job locally, to graduates, jobseekers, and those looking to change careers. Feedback from both customers and employers was very positive, with employers saying they were especially pleased at the levels of interest and enthusiasm expressed by visitors to their stands.

Human resources and business support professionals held a range of seminars during the event, as well as one-to-one professional CV coaching. Social welfare and revenue information was available for those considering working cross-border, while the national recruitment website, JobsIreland.ie, had a large display area with facilities for customers to register online and view current job vacancies. 

The event was funded by EURES cross-border Partnership in conjunction with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The Department’s Employer Relations Unit for the North East can be contacted on (042) 939 27 94 or by emailing employerunitne@welfare.ie.


Notes to Editors

Updates on exhibitors and on the jobs available will be available on Facebook, details of which follow:

Facebook: Employer Relations Unit North East (https://www.facebook.com/Employer-Relations-Unit-North-East-Division-DEASP-220253805148709/)


The following exhibitors were present at the event (NI denotes a Cross-Border company):


ABP Group

Activ8 Energy

Almac (NI)

An Garda Síochána

Aura Leisure

Bellurgan Engineering

Bluebird Homecare


Carrickdale Hotel

Cluid Housing

Cross Border EURES stand


Euro Farm Foods

Farm Relief Services / Teagasc

Finmore Recruitment (NI)

First Derivatives (NI)

Greenville Electrical                     

Greymatter EMEA

Hays Recruitment

Home Instead

HSE - Lourdes Hospital

HSE - Louth Hospital

Hypersync (NI)

Irish Country Meats

Irish Hotels Federation



Matthew Coaches

McAllister Group (NI)

Meridian Security Ltd

MJM Marine    (NI)


Orla McDonnell Consultancy

Osbourne Recruitment   

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Women & Children Services


Peter McVerry Trust


Recruitment Plus

Regional Skills Forum / Enterprise Ireland

Revenue Commissioners

Savage and Whitten (NI)


Teleperformance (NI)

The Public Appointments Service

Thorogood Associates

TTM Healthcare (NI)



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Last modified:18/05/2018