European Online Job Day taking place on Tuesday 22 May 2018

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European Online Job Day taking place on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Bilingual Jobs in Business and Customer Support Sectors
‘Your Language – Our Business – Ireland’


The European Employment Service of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (EURES Ireland), with European Commission direct support, is delighted to host ‘Your Language – Our Business – Ireland’, an Online European Job Day.

The event will take place today, Tuesday 22 May, between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. It is aimed at attracting Irish and European jobseekers with bilingual language skills to work in the business and customer support sectors in Ireland.

Like all European Online Job days, today’s Job Day is a virtual event taking place on the dedicated web platform Online chat tools and livestreaming of the event will enable employers and jobseekers in Ireland and Europe to ‘attend’ the Job Day from their own home or office. They can also take part in online interviews.

Via the European Job Days web platform employers will have free and direct access to a range of recruitment services during the event that include:

  • publishing their vacancies on the event’s website;
  • the facility to automatically screen and match CVs;
  • and scheduling and conducting online interviews.

Speaking ahead of the event, the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., urged employers and jobseekers to participate:

“This is a unique opportunity for employers who are hoping to recruit staff.  Because it’s an online event, they have the choice of participating from their office or home.  It is also an excellent opportunity for jobseekers. 

Employers such as PayPal, Convergys and Shopify will make presentations during the afternoon which will be broadcast live.  These employers will hold live chat and Q&A sessions and will also conduct online interviews with potential employees from Europe.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
To date 20 employers and over 1,000 jobseekers have registered for the event.  We hosted a similar online event in March this year that focused on the hospitality sector and it proved to be very successful.

Among the 20 employers already registered for the event are Business Development Specialist, Business Travel Consultants, Sales Development Representatives, Telesales Executives, Call Centre Agents, Digital Marketing Specialists, Inside Sales Representatives, Customer Service Representatives/Agents, Customer Success Guru, Collections Specialists, Contact Centre Agents, Customer Support roles. These employers are offering 100s of bilingual jobs in the business support sector.

The event is funded and supported by the European Commission and there is no cost to employers or jobseekers wishing to participate. 

Note for Editors
More details about the event are available at:

EURES (European Employment Service) is a European-wide initiative that has been in place since 1993 and assists jobseekers to take up employment in 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 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.

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 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:22/05/2018