Monday 11 December 2017

Local jobs in the spotlight at fair

By Amy Lewis

Lynn Kelly and Eimear Corcoran
Lynn Kelly and Eimear Corcoran
Sophie Lane and Nicole McGrath
Kieran Murphy and Marie Tennant
Minister for State Kevin Humphreys, May of Wexford Cllr Ger Carthy and Cllr George Lawlor.

The Street area in County Hall was transformed into the road to opportunity when the 2016 EURES Regional Jobs Fair came to town.

Armed with CVs and plenty of enthusiasm, hundreds of jobseekers flocked to the event to meet with local employers and discover what job vacancies are currently in Wexford. The day was equally beneficial for the 30 businesses that signed up for a stall, as EURES helped to match them with qualified clients and promote their vacancies.

The day welcomed businesses from across all fields, including IT, business, healthcare, construction, hospitality and more. The jobseekers themselves also ranged in all abilities and ages, with several families even coming along for the day.

Presentations were ongoing throughout the morning. These focused around the areas of interview techniques, CV preparation and income supports, among other subjects, and gave jobseekers the opportunity to seek advice from the experts.

A Business to Business section, which allowed local business owners to swap tips with representatives from other states, proved extremely popular with all who took part. Representatives from Finland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain and Sweden shared their views on how to run a successful business and on the recruitment process.

The Waterford Wexford Adult Education Guidance Services (WWAEGS) used the fair as an opportunity to launch their new website. Through the site, they hope to create an easy access point to information about local courses.

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