Dundalk hosts jobseekers roadshow

A MAJOR road-show for jobseekers and employers is being held in Dundalk today (Tuesday, May 10) as part of a regional tour.

A MAJOR road-show for jobseekers and employers is being held in Dundalk today (Tuesday, May 10) as part of a regional tour.

The ‘Bus along the Border’ campaign will be at The Marshes Shopping Centre from 2pm until 4pm to provide practical advice and answer queries regarding employment, recruitment and social welfare on either side of the border.

The mobile unit will be staffed by experienced EURES advisors drawn from a range of public bodies including the Department for Employment and Learning, FÁS Ireland, leading employer organisations and trade unions.

Organisers said the experts would help bridge information gaps that may be preventing jobseekers and employers in Dundalk from tapping into roles and markets across the border.

Joe Lavery, Partnership coordinator at EURES, said: “The EURES Cross-border partnership was established to help people who are considering crossing the border to work or recruit. Our team of advisors are trained to deal with all issues relating to working or hiring on both sides of the border.

“The specialist team we’ve assembled provide confidential information, advice and placement services for jobseekers keen to look across the border for work but are unsure of opportunities or have anxieties about issues like taxation or how social security entitlements may change.”

“The Partnership also supports employers interested in accessing a larger pool of potential employees by engaging jobseekers on both sides of the border.”