Thousands of job seekers expected at Cork jobs fair today

Thousands of job-seekers are expected to attend a jobs fair being held in Cork today. Jobs Expo Cork returns to Clayton Hotel Silver Springs today, Wednesday 16th, with its largest fair to date, featuring leading employers, seminars and career advice for all.

The event will run between 11am and 4pm and is aimed at skilled professionals in Cork and wider Munster region.

Jobs Fair to feature National Ambulance Service, Cork Chamber of Commerce, Isle of Man Government, Laya Healthcare, PE Global, McGee Pharma, Phonewatch and many more.

Munster’s leading employment and careers fair, Jobs Expo Cork, returns to Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, today, Wednesday 16th November, featuring a wide range of job opportunities, seminars and free career advice for jobs-seekers in Cork and surrounding couties. Exhibitors recruiting at the event come from a variety of sectors including technology, pharmaceutical, customer service, education, emergency services, healthcare, investment and retail.

Jobs Expo attracted large crowds at it’s last Cork jobs fair earlier this year in June. Organisers expect today’s event to be brisk, with large numbers having pre-registered for the event.

Both Irish and multinational companies are taking part in Jobs Expo Cork. Exhibitors include the National Ambulance Service, PhoneWatch, Laya Healthcare, Aspira, Sanofi and BNY Mellon. The Government of the Isle of Man will also be there today, highlighting the variety of career opportunities on the Island.

Jobs Expo Cork has a specialist area dedicated to STEM jobs. The STEM Sector hosts some of the most prestigious international and national employers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Exhibitors taking part include pharmaceutical giants Alkermes and Sanofi, cutting edge tech firm ArtofUs, international IT specialists Aspira and the innovative start-up HiUp.

“Whether you’re looking for a new challenge in your career, just graduated and looking for a role or returning to the workplace, there will be something for you at Jobs Expo Cork next Wednesday,” says Exhibition Organiser Kevin Branigan of Careers Unlimited. “Jobs Expo Cork has opportunities for graduates, school leavers, highly skilled and unemployed people, as well as anyone thinking of changing careers or upskilling. Today’s jobs fair will be our busiest to date in Cork and we’re looking to a very successful day of putting skilled professionals directly in contact wth employers from Cork and further afield”.

In a new move for Jobs Expo Cork, the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, featuring interviews with employers, candiates and seminar speakers druing the day. To follow the event on Facebook Live, those interested should Like Jobs Expo on Facebook – www.facebook.com/jobsexpocork/

In addition to companies recruiting at the event, there will be a series of talks from jobs and careers experts at Jobs Expo’s ‘Seminar Zone’. Speakers include the National Ambulance Service, who will talk about career opportunities in the Emergency Services; Geoff Brown of Hourglass Education will discuss common misconception about teaching in the UK; and US Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella will explain how getting a working visa to the States is not as hard as you might think.

Also, the popular Career Clinic returns; over the course of the day, jobseekers will be able to meet one-on-one with career development coaches. The coaches will offer expert professional development advice and help jobseekers land their dream job. The Career Clinic is free of charge to all attendees.

WHAT’S ON

Exhibitors

Exhibitors taking part in Jobs Expo Cork November 2016 represent a diverse number of industries such as teaching, IT, wealth management, healthcare, sales and customer services as well as specialist recruitment firms. Exhibitors taking part in Jobs Expo Cork include:

Alkermes; ArtofUs; Aspira; BCS Sales Recruitment; BNY Mellon; CareBright; Cope Foundation; Cork Chamber of Commerce; Department of Social Protection; Fluirse Education Solutions; FIT; HiUp; Hourglass Education; Innopharma College of Applied Sciences; Isle of Man Government; Laya Healthcare; McGee Pharma International; National Ambulance Services; Nightcourses; Oriel High School; PE Global; PhoneWatch; Sanofi; SOLAS; US Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella; Virtual Expos; Zevas and more…

Career Clinic

Expert career advice will be on offer at Job Expo’s Career Clinic. Attendees can avail of free one-on-one advice on issues such as interview skills and CV preparation, as well as career guidance from some of Ireland’s best-known career and personal development coaches.

Seminar Zone

The Seminar Zone offers talks from industry professionals. Topics covered at this Jobs Expo Cork includes teaching in the UK, working in frontline services, and immigrating to the USA. The Seminar Zone is free-of-charge to all attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis.

“We expect next week’s Jobs Expo Cork to be our biggest and best to date. The level of advance interest has been very strong so far and we expect a substantial number of skilled roles to be filled on the day. We encourate those wishing to attend to register for their free ticket on our website, Jobsexpo.ie“, says Branigan.

Attending Jobs Expo Cork 2016

Jobs Expo Cork is the leading jobs and careers event in Munster and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based online and events company and organised by BCS Sales Recruitment. Due to the event’s popularity, places are limited. Anyone wishing to attend is advised to register to ensure admission.

Those wishing to avail of FREE admission to attend today’s Jobs Expo can do so by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie (http://www.jobsexpo.ie/visitors/register)

JOBS EXPO CORK

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016

Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork

Entrance fee: FREE

Full details at: http://www.jobsexpo.ie/

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