Minister Doherty launches National Jobs Week 2019

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Minister Doherty launches National Jobs Week 2019 
  Over 80 events taking place across the country
Innovative Online Jobs Fairs Allow for Greater Participation

Monday, 25 March 2019: The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., has launched Jobs Week 2019, which will take place all this week. Over 80 events are taking place across the country, with 14,000 jobseekers and 500 employers expected to participate. The biggest event will be the Intreo Careers Fair in Dublin Castle this Thursday (28 March). Each day will also feature online interactive Jobs Fairs allowing jobseekers to participate from the comfort of their own home.

This dedicated week of activity provides jobseekers and employers the opportunity to network and connect together and to provide information on the services available to jobseekers and employers from the Department’s Intreo service. 

As well as advertising job vacancies, the events will include one to one CV clinics, interview preparation workshops, seminars, career coaching and recruitment fairs targeted at specific industries.

Commenting on Jobs Week, Minister Doherty said:

Jobs Week offers a great opportunity for jobseekers to meet with employers, exchange advice, and especially, find work. Equally, it provides employers with the opportunity to actively recruit. This year’s events include Job Fairs, information sessions for jobseekers on upskilling opportunities and career advice workshops covering CV preparation and interview techniques. It is an opportunity not to be missed by jobseekers looking for work and by employers who are trying to find the most suitable people for their business.”

For a full listing of events taking place around the country visit

Intreo Careers Fair (Dublin Castle)

As part of Jobs Week, an Intreo Careers Fair will take place at the Printworks Building, Dublin Castle, on Thursday 28 March from 10am to 4pm where hundreds of job vacancies will be on offer across a range of sectors including Construction, Food and Beverage, Tourism and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Health, Transportation and Logistics, Education, Banking and Finance, Publishing, IT and Creative Industries, Retail, Services and Telecommunications. 

Speaking about the event, Minister Doherty said:
“This year’s Intreo Jobs Fair is our fourth annual Jobs Fair and builds on our previous success of bringing employers and jobseekers together. The employers are offering job opportunities for a wide range of skills and qualification levels from multiple sectors. The events always generate great energy and enthusiasm among everyone who attends but more importantly it highlights the scale of opportunities available within our growing economy.”

The activities that will take place during the day include CV workshops, JobsIreland registration and informative seminars which will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

The seminars will include presentations and discussions on How to Excel at Interviews, Using Social Media to get a Job, Re-Entering the Jobs Market, Start your own Business and many others. These seminars and presentations will be streamed online so that jobseekers anywhere can virtually ‘attend’ from their PC, laptop or mobile and listen in on these talks from an excellent line up of industry professionals. 

Online Careers Fairs

This year, as a new innovation, an Online Careers Fair will be taking place each day during Jobs Week. Thanks to online chat tools and livestreaming, employers and jobseekers based in rural or remote locations in Ireland can now ‘attend’ a Jobs Fair through their PC, laptop or mobile device. They can also sign up for online job interviews. 

Furthermore, a European Online Job Day ‘Careers in Ireland’ will take place on Thursday (28 March) with jobs available across all sectors of the economy and will allow jobseekers and employers based in rural or remote locations in Ireland and in Europe to participate.

Jobseekers can apply for jobs advertised for this event and sign up for online job interviews.  This online event also includes live presentations by excellent recruiters and gives jobseekers an opportunity to talk directly to employers though the private chats.

To date over 35 companies, including PayPal, Accenture, Concentrix, VoxPro, Version1, Starwood Hotels have registered for the event. There are over 900 positions advertised across various roles in the Hospitality, Health, Customer, Business  Support and ICT sectors.

The event is supported by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and EURES Ireland. Over the past few years, EURES Ireland has organised six online events to recruit across a number of sectors including ICT, Business/Customer Support and Hospitality. Over 170 employers have taken part and received almost 3,500 job applications.

The team will be showcasing at a number of events nationwide during Jobs Week 2019., is a free online recruitment service provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection that provides access to straightforward advice from a team of experts to make it easier for employers to source staff and reduce the cost of recruitment. The service also assists jobseekers to create their online profile to maximise their potential employability and match them against current job vacancies.

At the #JobsWeek2019 events, the team will assist people who are looking for a job and give them an opportunity to search for live jobs on the JobsIreland platform. The team will also showcase the services and supports available to jobseekers and employers on the ‘no fee recruitment’ site.

The JobsIreland team will be attending the following events during Jobs Week:





East Cork Recruitment and Upskilling Fair

Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal, Cork


“Build Your Workforce” Skills/Labour Summit

Nurenmore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Monaghan


Jobs, Career and Training Event

Bray Institute of Further Education, Bray, Wicklow


Jobs Fair

Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow


Mid-West Careers Fair

South Court Hotel, Limerick


Intreo Careers Fair

The Printworks, Dublin Castle


DDLETB Jobs Fair

Loughlinstown, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Anyone interested in returning to work, moving jobs, or employers who are considering hiring staff at this time are urged to talk to a member of the JobsIreland team attending the events. As of 20 March 2019 there are over 7,000 positions available on the website.


Last modified:25/03/2019