More than 700 jobs on offer at Limerick jobs fair

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

Maura Corbett, Intreo Limerick, Tanaiste Joan Burton and Ronan O'Boyle of ULearning Skillnet at the launch of this year's Mid-West Jobs Fair
MORE than 700 jobs are on offer at a recruitment fair to take place in Limerick’s Strand Hotel next Friday, October 2.

MORE than 700 jobs are on offer at a recruitment fair to take place in Limerick’s Strand Hotel next Friday, October 2.

ULearning Skillnet, the Department of Social Protection and recruitment agency CPL Ltd are teaming up for the free event, which takes place between 10am and 3pm.

It will provide an opportunity for jobseekers to meet with local firms actively recruiting, while local training providers will also show off their services.

Companies attending range from multinationals to local small and medium sized enterprises and include Raheen-based firms Regeneron, Kirby Engineering & Construction, Analog Devices, Optel Vision and Dell.

Ronan O’Boyle, the network manager of ULearning Skillnet said: “This year we have been overwhelmed with the support from local employers and training institutions. Now in its fourth year, 2015 is a bigger event with a much wider variety of jobs.  Ultimately it will contribute to growing a stronger regional economy.”

Jim Lynch, the Department of Social Protection’s manager in the Mid-West said: “The Mid West job shop is now established on the annual calendar for employment opportunity in the Mid-West.”

Local training providers attending range from universities and local colleges to training centres. Also available is a panel of free career advisors. These qualified and highly experienced professionals will provide advice in strictest confidence to job seekers regardless of their backgrounds or qualifications.

Event coordinator Ann Daly added: “If any jobseeker requires assistance with their future career I suggest they visit one of our advisors to help them identify suitable career options.”

Graham Burns of CPL said: “The Mid-West Jobshop is a great event for the region which CPL will continue to support. This year there is a much broader range of sectors represented which underlines the growing employment opportunity in this region.”

The 2015 Mid West Job Shop will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan.

For more information, telephone 061-213445.