National Jobs Week 2018 Announced

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend over 100 events during National Jobs Week 2018.

The Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D. launched the initiative, which will have a particular focus on the catering sector this year. Over 100 events will be held across the country as part of Jobs Week 2018 which will run from Friday, 02 March to Friday, 09 March.

This annual dedicated week of activity showcases the services and supports available to jobseekers and employers from the Department's Intreo service.

Minister Doherty said: "Jobs Week provides jobseekers and employers with a great opportunity to meet and connect. There are jobs on offer and employers are actively recruiting at these events. I encourage jobseekers and employers to get involved and visit an event locally.

"It was a privilege for me to visit staff and students in the DIT School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, at Cathal Brugha Street. The School is supporting our targeted hospitality recruitment campaign during Jobs Week 2018. With severe staff shortages in this sector, my Department through EURES is providing recruitment solutions nationally and across Europe, through the online job days being held on 1st and 9th March."

The Department will host a number of recruitment events throughout the country during Jobs Week where employers will be in attendance with jobs on offer. There will be 1-2-1 CV clinics available where jobseekers will have the option to get individual advice on completing their CV. Advice on interview preparation and career coaching sessions will also be provided at these events.

Two online Jobs Fairs bookending the week on 01 and 09 March and focusing on hospitality and tourism will be on offer. These innovative events are aimed at attracting Irish and European jobseekers with the skills and experience to join the thriving hospitality and tourism sectors throughout Ireland.

On 01 March, EURES Ireland (European Employment Service of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection), together with the direct support of the European Commission will host an online Jobs Fair "Connect to your Future" running from 11am to 1pm with employers recruiting for the hospitality and tourism sector. This is being managed by EURES Ireland and officials in Donegal.

This online Jobs Fair will put talented jobseekers from all EU/EEA countries in touch with hospitality and catering employers who are providing job opportunities across the North West region of Ireland. Employers who take part in the online event will have access to a range of recruitment services including registering an exhibitor account, publishing their vacancies on the event website and promoting their organisation to a large pool of European jobseekers. Interested parties will have the opportunity to communicate with exhibitors via individual online chats and to attend the virtual presentations.


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