Mid-West Jobs Fair in Limerick draws more than 2,000 people

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

At the Mid West Job Shop in Thomond Park were Ann Daly and Ronan Boyle, both UL,  Kevin Humphreys TD, Kieran O'Donnell, TD and Maura Corbett, Dept of Social Protection
HUNDREDS of jobs with some of the region’s top companies were on offer at a jobs fair in Thomond Park.

HUNDREDS of jobs with some of the region’s top companies were on offer at a jobs fair in Thomond Park.

Hosted last Thursday, the Mid-West Jobs Shop was the largest jobs fair in the country, held to mark National Employment week.

More than 2,000 people were in attendance and hoping to avail some of the more than 500 jobs available.

Delivered in association with ULearning Skillnet, the Department of Social Protection and recruitment agency CPL, the event provided an opportunity for jobseekers to meet local firms.

Companies represented include Dell, viagogo, EMC, Northern Trust and Mowlam Healthcare.

A wide variety of positions were available across many sectors.

Ronan O’Boyle network manager of ULearning Skillnet, said: “This year we have been overwhelmed with the support from local employers and training institutions. We have created the opportunity to put jobseekers in touch with their future; whether a new job or new skills. Ultimately it will contribute to growing a stronger regional economy.”

Local training providers ranging from universities and local colleges to training centres were also exhibiting.

The event also offered a series of free seminars and workshops many delivered by the companies themselves. focused on what they look for in new recruits.