Minister Burton: Over 300 jobs available as well as support and advice for jobseekers at Galway Employment & Advice Fair

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Have fun at the Festival but don’t forget to check out the Employment and Advice Fair

29th & 30th June 2012

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, today (Friday 29th June) visited the Employment and Advice Fair, which is taking place at the Volvo Global Village, South Park, Galway. The event is aimed at Irish and EU workers looking for jobs locally and throughout Europe.

Speaking about services for jobseekers at the Fair, Minister Burton said: "Irish companies attending have almost 300 jobs on offer and include HP, SAP, Valeo Vision Systems, Avaya International, Mylan, Fidelity Investments, CPS, Home Instead Senior Care and My Home Care. There is also a CV clinic as well as agencies offering advice in a variety of areas such as business start-up, taxation, training and education."

Jobs are available across a variety of areas such as IT Cloud Support, Software/Hardware Engineers, Project Management, Technical Management, Software Architect, Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Systems Analysts, Information Security Specialists, Pharmaceutical, Regulatory Affairs Specialists, Senior Formulation Scientists, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Healthcare Professionals, Domestic Staff, Conferences & Banqueting Co-ordinator, Hotel Receptionist, Food & Beverage Assistant.

There are a number of companies and agencies from other countries at the Employment and Advice Fair, including Austria, Norway, Germany, Bulgaria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland to advise those who are interested in employment and career development options in construction, IT health care and other areas in these countries. Most recently, more than 30 Irish plumbers found full-time work in Norway and a further 35 qualified plumbers, who wish to get experience of working abroad, are being recruited to fill the deficit in this area of the Norwegian labour market.

Minister Burton urged jobseekers to attend the Employment and Advice Fair, saying: "Jobseekers should take advantage of this opportunity to meet employers and avail of the services on offer at the Employment and Advice Fair. We need to ensure that employers have access to good candidates to fill their vacancies and events such as this one is a very positive step in that direction."


Notes for Editors

The International Employment Services Unit of the Department of Social Protection, together with Employment Services West Region is working in association with Let’s Do It Global and Galway Chamber to organise a Regional/National/European and International Employment and Advice Fair.

International Employment Services is part of a European Commission network called EURES (EURopean Employment Services). 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. For further information contact your local EURES Adviser or log onto ''.


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