National Jobs Week 2019 – Key Events in Cork

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National Jobs Week 2019 – Key Events in Cork
Monday, 25 March, 2019: National Jobs Week, organised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, will take place from 25 – 29 March 2019 and will see hundreds of Employers and Training Providers showcase at over 80 events around the country.
Throughout the week, there will be a range of events taking place in Cork City and county at which jobseekers will have an opportunity to participate (see below for details).
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 1-2-1 CV clinics, interview preparation workshops, seminars, career coaching and recruitment fairs targeted at specific industries.
Commenting on Jobs Week, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, 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 job seekers 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.”
Details on JobsWeek events in Cork:
The Department’s Employer Relations Unit in Cork will host a Recruitment and Up-skilling Fair in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal, on Tuesday 26th March 2018 from 11am to 2pm.
There will be CV advice clinics available on the day along with an opportunity to meet with employers who are recruiting in the area of hospitality, healthcare, construction, manufacturing and retail. There will be a range of training providers in attendance to provide advice and support to those in attendance looking to upskill. This free event is open to jobseekers and job changers, with over 20 companies such as Tecomet, Cliff House Hotel, The Naval Services, the Defence Forces, Aldi and many more recruiting on the day.
A range of information sessions will take place over the week, including:
Jobseekers living in East Cork and its environs are invited to attend an information session in Youghal on training and working in the Pharma industry.
Job seekers in East Cork will have the opportunity to learn about careers that currently exist in the hotel and & hospitality sector and to attend a workshop on advice on upskilling and interview preparation for this sector.
On-line Job Applications and preparing for psychometric tests
Available to East Cork jobseekers, this session will give up to date advice on how to prepare for on-line job applications and psychometric tests.
A leading employer in the North Cork area who will give an insight into how best to prepare for job searching as a Healthcare Assistant. This information session will also include advice for new entrants to the industry on how to access training in this sector.
Booking is essential for these sessions as places are limited. Any person wishing to attend should email for further information.
On Thursday 28th March 2019, the Department will host a return to work event called “Stepping Stones to Work” in the Intreo Office, Abbey Court House, George’s Quay, Cork City. This will be an opportunity for jobseekers to meet with local service providers who can support them through course options and mentoring. 
The Cork Training Centre will deliver a presentation on their suite of full time, part-time and evening course options. At the same event, HR staff from one of Cork’s leading Hotel Groups will deliver a CV and Interview Preparation Workshop. To book a place for either of these presentations jobseekers need to email for more information.
Also, on Thursday 28th March, the Intreo Careers Fair in Dublin Castle will be streamed online in a number of venues in Cork City, so that job seekers anywhere can also virtually attend the interesting seminars being presented by excellent Industry professionals.  The venues include the local library, Cork Training Centre and the Local Employment Service Offices.
On Friday 29th March, there will be an event in Skibbereen specifically for unemployed people under the age of twenty five to outline and explain the Youth Employment Support Scheme. This will be held in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
For further information on any of these events please contact the Employer Relations Team Cork on 021 4805445 or email
For a full listing of events taking place around the country visit
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Last modified:25/03/2019