On-Line & On-Site Jobs Fair to be held in the South East

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The Department of Social Protection and the European Employment Services (EURES) are hosting a National and European Jobs Fair later this month. The Jobs Fair will take place in Wexford County Council Offices, Carricklawn, Wexford town, on Tuesday 15 March 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  A special ‘Business to Business’ Session is scheduled to run from 4.00pm until 6.00pm.

The event is aimed at unemployed people who are looking for work locally and across Europe.   It will be attended by some 30 Irish employers and a number of locally based Employment / Training & Advice Agencies.

Irish companies including Bank New York Mellon, Datapac, Innovate Business Technology Ltd., Danone, Zurich Insurance plc, Eishtec, Advance Cleaners, David Walsh Civil Engineering, Masadavia Ltd., Translation.ie, Home Instead Senior Care, Balfour Beatty Construction, PhoneWatch, Clayton Whites Hotel, Talbot Hotel, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Sonru Limited, Bluebird Care, Chapz Male Barbers, Slaney Foods International, Irish Country Meats, The Taxback Group, Engage Educate Ireland, AA Euro Recruitment Group among others will be in attendance and recruiting for the following vacancies:

  • IT Specialists, Interpreters,
  • Teachers, Registered Nurses,
  • Healthcare Assistants,
  • Hospitality roles,
  • Customer Service,
  • Sales Advisors,
  • General Operatives,
  • Engineers,
  • Technicians,
  • Administrators,
  • Meat Industry,
  • Construction and
  • Barbers.

A CV Workshop will be in operation at the event to assist jobseekers to prepare and update their CV.   A range of presentations will be made throughout the day giving information on the many services and supports provided by the Department of Social Protection.

The Department of Social Protection is committed to working closely with other State Agencies and organisations to provide the most effective integrated service for unemployed people and jobseekers who are seeking to explore their future career options.

EURES Advisers, who are specialists in international recruitment, from European Member States including Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Sweden and France will also attend the Jobs Fair to advise on employment and career development options in these countries. EURES Advisers are trained specialists who provide information and guidance to jobseekers and employers interested in the European Labour Market. The EURES service is free of charge.


Note for Editors

EURES (European Employment Service) is a European-wide initiative that has been in place since 1993 and assists jobseekers take up employment within the EU.  It is a network of all the public employment services in the European Union and the European Economic Area.  Through EURES, public employment services share their employment vacancies and services with each other.

The labour market in Europe (EU) is a single market and all vacancies in every Member State are available to all citizens in every Member State. There is a legal obligation on the Department of Social Protection to make every European vacancy available to Irish citizens.  In the same way every Irish vacancy is available on an equal basis to every European citizen.

Any such employment opportunities brought to the attention of jobseekers by the Department of Social Protection outside of Ireland are completely voluntary and people who do not avail of any such opportunities will not lose their social welfare entitlements here.  It is an opportunity for jobseekers in Ireland to seek work in other EU countries in the wider European market and equally, it provides jobseekers abroad with an opportunity to find work with companies based here in Ireland where such vacancies cannot be filled by jobseekers in Ireland.

The role of EURES is to provide information and advice on job opportunities in the EU/EEA.   By providing information and advice to clients prior to departure, we ensure that all those interested in taking employment outside of Ireland have appropriate information on job opportunities abroad before they leave.

Last modified:03/03/2016