Kerry Events for National Jobs Week

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Monday 26th to Friday 30th September 2016

National Jobs Week is an annual initiative hosted by the Department of Social Protection to showcase the range of employment supports and services available to employers and jobseekers.  Jobs Week 2016 will run from Monday, 26th September to Friday, 30th September.  Over 14,000 jobseekers participated in Jobs Week last year and a similar level of interest is expected this year.

Over 150 events will be held in venues across the country to provide information and practical support to local employers and jobseekers. These include Jobs Fairs, Career Advice Workshops, job shadowing initiatives, networking events with employers and briefings for employers on the services offered by the Department.

A wide range of employers are participating such as Dell, the Irish Defence Forces, Atlantic Aviation Group, Phonewatch, Last Minute Minders, Pepper Asset Servicing, Northern Trust, Virgin Media, Stryker, STL Logistics and many more.

Jobs Week events in the Kerry area include:  Recruitment and Training Fair, Brehon Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney on Thursday, 29th September from 9.30am to 1.00pm and on Friday, 30th September from 10.00am to 12.00 noon in The Seanchaí, Listowel.  A Jobseeker Under-25 Workshop will take place with presentations from Kerry Education and Training Board, CV and interview preparation, skills training and supports from Department of Social Protection case officers who will give advice on supports available to jobseekers.

Minister Varadkar urged jobseekers across Ireland to check out events in their counties. “I encourage jobseekers and employers to visit some of their local Jobs Week events. Whether you're looking for work or for a new or better job, services on offer include advice on applying for jobs, preparing CVs and interview skills as well as job offers. Employers also have an opportunity to find new staff from their local area.

"Unemployment has almost halved from a peak of 15% to 8.4% today and long-term unemployment is down to 4.4%.  The Government want to halve it again. This means intensifying our focus on activation and guiding more people into work through a 'jobs first' approach, improving the quality of jobs available by making sure that work pays through reductions in the USC and improving work-related social insurance benefits like paid paternity leave, and by focusing on intergenerational unemployment and jobless households."

The Minister also encouraged employers to avail of the supports available from the Department when they employ people from the Live Register, like JobsPlus, a cash incentive of up to €10,000 per unemployed person recruited.

Details about Jobs Week, including the Calendar of Events of the week are available at:


Department of Social Protection

Last modified:26/09/2016