Two-day jobs and advice fair in Limerick


jobsfairAndrew Carey

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Tuesday April 1, from 2pm to 6pm and Wednesday April 2, from 10am to 3pm at the Limerick Strand Hotel

THE Department of Social Protection is working in association with the Strand Hotel to organise a Regional/National and European Jobs and Advice Fair.

The event is aimed at Irish and EU workers looking for jobs locally and throughout Europe. It will be attended by local employers and locally based Employment Advice Agencies.

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Irish companies including, UPC Ireland, Home Instead Senior Care, Comfort Keepers, Local Market Direct Ltd, Mobile IT Ltd, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Quality Tractor Parts Ltd, among others will be in attendance and recruiting for the following vacancies:

Sales & Marketing
Care Givers/Home Care Assistants
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Three Norwegian companies, Bravo Bemanning AS, Backup Byggpersonell AS and Adecco Norge AS will be in attendance recruiting for Plumbers, Electricians and Drywall Installers.

In addition, Education and Training Providers together with Irish Advice and Welfare Agencies will be represented including those dealing with Taxation and Business Start-Up.

The Department of Social Protection is committed to working closely with other State Agencies and organizations to provide the most effective integrated service to individuals who are seeking to explore their future career options.

EURES Advisers, who are specialists in international recruitment, from European Member State countries including UK, Slovakia, Finland, Czech Republic, France, Norway and Germany will be at the event to advise those interested in employment and career development options in these countries. EURES Advisers are trained specialists who provide information and guidance to jobseekers and employers interested in the European Labour Market. The EURES service is free of charge. For further information contact your local EURES Adviser or log onto

EURES (European Employment Service) is a European-wide initiative that has been in place since 1993 and assists jobseekers take up employment within the EU.  It is a network of all the public employment services in the European Union and the European Economic Area.  Through EURES, public employment services share their employment vacancies and services with each other.

The labour market in Europe (EU) is a single market and all vacancies in every Member State are available to all citizens in every Member State. There is a legal obligation on the Department of Social Protection to make every European vacancy available to Irish citizens.

In the same way every Irish vacancy is available on an equal basis to every European citizen.

Any such employment opportunities brought to the attention of jobseekers by the Department of Social Protection outside of Ireland are completely voluntary and people who do not avail of any such opportunities will not lose their social welfare entitlements here.  It is an opportunity for jobseekers in Ireland to seek work in other EU countries in the wider European market and equally, it provides jobseekers abroad with an opportunity to find work with companies based here in Ireland where such vacancies cannot be filled by jobseekers in Ireland.

The role of EURES is to provide information and advice on job opportunities in the EU/EEA.

By providing information and advice to clients prior to departure, we ensure that all those interested in taking employment outside of Ireland have appropriate information on job opportunities abroad before they leave.