DEASP invites jobseekers to the “Dundalk Careers and Jobs Fair 2018" on Tuesday 15 May

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Over 50 employers from wide range of sectors will be recruiting

Event in association with EURES Cross-Border Partnership

Stephen Kenny, Dundalk F.C., launches the Careers Fair for 2018

4th May 2018

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in collaboration with the EURES Cross-Border Partnership, is delighted to announce that the Dundalk Careers and Jobs Fair 2018 will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, on Tuesday, 15th May, from 2pm - 7pm. The event is launched by Dundalk F.C. Manager, Stephen Kenny.

Over 50 employers will be in attendance on the day, including PayPal, First Derivatives, the Irish Hotel Federation, An Garda Síochána and the Public Appointments Commission. Sectors represented include healthcare, customer service, finance, retail, engineering, IT, hospitality and the food industry.

The Careers Fair provides a fantastic opportunity for graduates, jobseekers, commuters and people looking to change careers to meet face-to-face with employers who are actively recruiting on both sides of the border.

One-to-one coaching clinics will provide tailored recruitment and CV preparation advice to candidates on the day and a range of seminars will take place throughout the event to share advice and information. As well as local job opportunities, a range of vacancies and positions in the county, cross border, and throughout Europe will be on display at the event.

The event is free for jobseekers to attend but places are limited. Jobseekers should register as soon as possible at

DEASP Employer Relations Unit North East can be contacted on (042) 939 27 94 or by emailing


Notes to Editors

Pictured at the Dundalk Jobs Fair 2018 Launch are (L-R) Niamh Murphy General Manager Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk, Lorraine O’Malley DEASP, Anne Keeley DEASP, Stephen Kenny Dundalk FC Manager and Paul McArdle DEASP.


Updates on exhibitors and on the jobs available will be available on Twitter and Facebook, details of which follow:

Twitter: #dundalkjobsfair

Facebook: Employer Relations Unit North East (

A QR code to register for the event is also provided below
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Companies Exhibiting

The following exhibitors will be present at the event (NI denotes a Cross-Border company):


ABP Group

Activ8 Energy

Almac (NI)

An Garda Síochána

Aura Leisure

Bellurgan Engineering

Bluebird Homecare


Carrickdale Hotel

Cluid Housing

Cross Border EURES stand


Euro Farm Foods

Farm Relief Services / Teagasc

Finmore Recruitment (NI)

First Derivatives (NI)

Greenville Electrical                     

Greymatter EMEA

Hays Recruitment

Home Instead

HSE - Lourdes Hospital

HSE - Louth Hospital

Hypersync (NI)

Irish Country Meats

Irish Hotels Federation


Matthew Coaches

McAllister Group (NI)

Meridian Security Ltd

MJM Marine    (NI)


O'Hare & McGovern (NI)

Orla McDonnell Consultancy

Osbourne Recruitment   

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Women & Children Services


Peter McVerry Trust


Recruitment Plus

Regional Skills Forum / Enterprise Ireland

Revenue Commissioners

Savage and Whitten (NI)


Teleperformance (NI)

The Public Appointments Service

Thorogood Associates

TTM Healthcare (NI)


Volkswagen Group

1 Plus Security

EURES Services
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 from 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.

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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Last modified:04/05/2018