Jobseekers urged to attend Galway Employment Fair

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, will visit the Employment and Advice Fair, which takes place at the Volvo Global Village, South Park, Galway and opens today (Friday June 29 ) from 3pm to 8pm, and Saturday, June 30 from 10am to 4pm. The event is aimed at Irish and EU workers looking for jobs locally and throughout Europe.

Minister Burton stated: “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 will also be 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 and beverage assistant.

There will be 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.”

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