Tánaiste Urges Unemployed To Seek Opportunities At Jobs Expo

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Employers to highlight 400 plus job vacancies at RDS with more than 40 organisations on site including PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, Irish Independent and Dublin Chamber Of Commerce


Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Unemployed people were today urged by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. to grasp the opportunity of boosting their job prospects by taking part in a unique “Back To Work Masterclass and Jobs Expo” that will be attended by some of Ireland’s biggest employers at the end of this month.

The free event in the RDS, sponsored by PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, the Irish Independent and Dublin Chamber Of Commerce, as part of a nationwide Jobs Week being organised by the Department of Social Protection, will take place on September 29th and is set to involve over 1,000 job seekers.

More than 40 employers and organisations will be on-site to highlight new positions and roles vacant in their companies in areas such as retail, food, healthcare, cosmetics, IT and property, and will be able to give practical career assistance including cv preparation, interview skills training and career guidance to job seekers in attendance.

“The ‘Back To Work Masterclass and Jobs Expo’ on September 29th will coincide with our Jobs Week initiative and offers a unique opportunity for job seekers and those who want career change to tap into Ireland’s biggest employers to hear about new job vacancies and make real progress on the ladder to employment,” said the Tánaiste. “As a country, we have a duty to be more ambitious for our people and we have a duty to provide opportunities, whether that’s work experience, training or education, so that each person can develop the potential for growth that exists in all. I strongly urge all those who are struggling to find a pathway back to work to take this unique opportunity to attend this event and explore the possibilities.”

Tony Keohane, who chairs an employer engagement committee of the Labour Market Council and is Tesco Chairman, and who is also helping to organise the event, said: “The blight of long-term and youth unemployment still frustrates so many families so now is the time to drive forward to ensure a fair economic recovery for all. Rather than just another jobs fair, this event is essentially about senior business people opening their own little black books to nudge other employers and ask them to give a major push in tackling the country’s long-term and youth unemployment scourge once and for all.”

Companies from across Ireland are to outline more than 400 job vacancies in their firms at the unique employer-led “Back To Work Masterclass and Jobs Expo”. More than 40 Companies and organisations to attend include Tesco, Kepak, Keelings, Field Management Ireland, Precision Engineering, John Sisk & Sons, Roadstone, BAM Construction, Aramark, Compass Group, Glanbia, Sigmar, O’Reilly Recruitment, UPS, Oliver Marketing, Mercury Engineering, Country Crest, Diageo, Kerry Foods, All in Care, Dalata Hotel Group, Hilton Foods, Powder Room Girls, FRS Recruitment, Musgraves, Hertz, IBM, Ammeon, ETC Consult, NIBRT, IDA, CIPD, National Recruitment Federation, CPL Training and Development, National College of Ireland, Skills2Work, Inner City Enterprise, Ignite SE, CR2, TempBuddy, PayPal and The Logiskills Group.

Employers, the Department of Social Protection and its agencies are coming together on the day to give job seekers tips on how to succeed in their search for employment, while the day will also allow job seekers to meet employers who will have jobs coming up.

The event begins at 9am on Monday September 29th in Hall 4 of the RDS, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge. Job seekers should visit http://jobseeker-registration.eventbrite.ie to register.

Last modified:23/09/2014