Cross-border Job Fair to take place in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

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Untitled Document Cross-border Job Fair to take place in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, on Thursday, 20 September
Over 190 job vacancies on offer from a wide range of sectors
Mickey Graham, Cavan GAA Senior Football team manager and Terry Hyland, Leitrim GAA Senior Football team manger launch the event

Pictured at the Crossborder Job Fair Launch are Back row (L-R) Paul McArdle DEASP, Pat Farrell Employment Support Services Manager DEASP Cavan, Kelly Gilleece HR Dept Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell, Gabriel Reilly DEASP.

Front row (L-R) Ann-Marie Rice HR Quinn Industrial Holdings, Louise Fulton HR Dept Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell, Terry Hyland Leitrim GAA Senior football team manager, Mickey Graham Cavan GAA Senior football team manager and Joe Lavery EURES Cross Border Partnership.

5 September 2018:  The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, along with the EURES Cross-Border Partnership, will host a cross-border Job Fair in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on Thursday, 20 September, from 10am to 1pm.

The event will be launched by Mickey Graham, Cavan GAA Senior Football team manager, and Terry Hyland, Leitrim GAA Senior Football team manager.
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., has encouraged people in the north-east region who are either looking for work or considering changing job or career to attend.  She said:
"The Job Fair in the Slieve Russel hotel on 20 September offers a range of job vacancies and first-hand advice to people looking for work or considering changing job.  There will be a broad range of vacancies on offer and an opportunity to speak with employers who are actively recruiting on the day.  Similar Job Fairs have recently been held in the north-east region and have proved very successful in sourcing suitable employment opportunities and connecting jobseekers with employers.”
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., said “I am delighted that this event is being held in Ballyconnell to showcase the many vacancies on offer across 15 different employers in the shared border region of Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim and Fermanagh. I would strongly encourage anyone in the local area looking for employment to attend this Job Fair and take advantage of the many resources and information on display. The businesses participating include both new and existing investors in our communities, which means that the event will showcase a wide and diverse range of opportunities.”
There will be over 190 job vacancies across 15 employers - including manufacturing, construction, engineering, hospitality, sales, homecare and the food industry - on offer in cross-border areas of Cavan, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Monaghan, as well as throughout Europe.  Employers taking part in the Job Fair include Quinn Building Products, Quinn Packaging, the Slieve Russell Hotel, Crust and Crumb, ABP Food Group, Donnolly Group, and SCL Sales. 
There will also be one-to-one coaching clinics throughout the day providing tailored recruitment and CV preparation advice. The event is free.
Further information is available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social  Protection’s Employment Support Services in Cavan. They can be contacted on (049) 4379630 or by email to
For more information on this event please visit
This event has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014 - 2020).  Further information is available at:
Notes to Editors
Updates on exhibitors and on the jobs available will be available on Twitter and  Facebook, details of which follow:
Twitter: #CrossBorderJobFair

Facebook: Employer Relations Unit North East (

Further information on the EURES service
EURES (European Employment Service) is a European-wide initiative that has been in place since 1993 and assists jobseekers to take up employment within the EU. It is a network of all the public employment services in the EU and the European Economic Area. Through EURES, public employment services share their employment vacancies and services with each other. The role of EURES is to provide information and advice on job opportunities in the EU/EEA. The EURES service is free of charge. Further information is available on the website
For Jobseekers:
The two main obstacles for Irish jobseekers in availing of opportunities in the European Labour Market are language and financial support. EURES Ireland provides key supports to address these challenges for jobseekers. Any such employment opportunities brought to the attention of jobseekers by the Department of Employment Affairs and 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 the wider European market and equally. It also 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.
For Employers:
Supporting employers with specialist hard to fill vacancies including language skills is a key objective of EURES Ireland to help attract and retain multinational companies based in Ireland particularly in the Technology and Business Services sectors.  The EU labour market 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 Employment Affairs and 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.
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Last modified:06/09/2018