Cross Border Job Fair 2019

Cross Border Job Fair 2019 to be held in Dundalk IT this month

Wednesday May 29 in DkIT

Donard McCabe

Reporter:

Donard McCabe

Cross Border Job Fair 2019 to be held in Dundalk IT this month

Pictured at the announcement of the Cross Border Job Fair 2019 are (L-R): Joe Lavery Co-ordinator EURES Cross Border Partnership, Olivia Black First Derivatives,  Paul McArdle DEASP, Dr. Michael Mulvey DkIT, Claire Mooney DfC, Marion Woods Irish Life Financial Services and Catherine Staunton DkIT

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in collaboration with the EURES Cross-Border Partnership, local employers Irish Life and First Derivatives and the Department for Communities NI are have announced today that the Dundalk Cross Border Job Fair 2019 will be held in Dundalk Institute of Technology, on Wednesday May 29 from 10am – 3pm .

Over 50 employers will be actively recruiting on the day, covering a diverse range of graduate disciplines and industry areas including business, technology, pharmaceuticals, health and social care, customer service, finance, retail, engineering, hospitality and the food industry.

The Cross Border Job Fair provides an excellent opportunity for graduates, and people looking to change careers to meet face-to-face with employers who are actively recruiting on both sides of the border.

There will be one-to-one coaching clinics at the event providing tailored recruitment and CV preparation advice to candidates. There will also be a  jobs wall at the event that will display a range of vacancies and positions locally and cross border

The event is free for jobseekers to attend but places are limited. Jobseekers should register as soon as possible at https://crossborderjobfair.eventbrite.ie. Further information about the event is available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s  Employer Relations Unit North East at (042) 9392713 or by emailing employerunitne@welfare.ie.

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D. urged people living in the North East to visit the Job Fair.

“I would strongly encourage anyone in the local area looking for employment to attend this Job Fair and take advantage of the many resources and information that will be available on the day. The businesses participating include both new and existing investors in our communities that will showcase a wide and diverse range of opportunities.”

Paul Carroll, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Divisional Manager for the North East said:

“The Cross Border Job Fair in Dundalk will be a great opportunity for jobseekers and employers. It will provide jobseekers with the opportunity to find employment in a wide range of sectors while employers can avail of the event to actively recruit.

"It will provide excellent advice and support services that the Department provides to both jobseekers and employers. This is an ideal event for jobseekers looking for work and for employers who are trying to find the most suitable people for their company.”

Catherine Staunton, Careers and Placement Officer at DkIT added:

“We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Cross Border Job Fair at DkIT. This event provides an excellent opportunity for DkIT graduates and local jobseekers to engage with employers in the region. It is important that we provide these opportunities and support in order to continue the upskilling of the region.”