Career Zoo set to offer 3,500 jobs

Some of Ireland’s leading employers will gather in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Saturday to offer graduates up to 3,500 positions.

The Career Zoo is being organised by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, among others.

Commenting on the initiative, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: “The Government’s plan for jobs and growth is focused on rebuilding an economy based on enterprise, exports and innovation.

“As this event shows, innovative Irish and international companies are now creating large numbers of jobs in the sectors which we have targeted, including ICT, life sciences, and financial services.

“Part of the challenge is to ensure that we develop the training mechanisms to ensure that we can fill the vacancies that are being created, and the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 will contain a number of measures targeted at this goal.”

The event is sponsored by IrishJobs.ie, Accenture, DIT, Skillnets, and the “IT’s Happening Here” initiative, which is run by Enterprise Ireland to attract candidates to Irish software firms.

The companies, from several industry sectors, want to meet potential candidates for over 3,500 professional and graduate jobs which are currently available. More than 9,000 people attended last year’s Career Zoo event in September and roughly the same number of visitors are anticipated for saturday’s event which is free of charge, the organisers said.

More than 100 Irish and international firms will be offering jobs and showcasing courses and upskilling opportunities at the one-day event. Experts will also offer advice on starting a business.

Other activities include a “Tech Box”, where attendees can learn more about the IT sector, career workshops, and a career clinic where jobseekers can go for advice and help.

Some of the employers who will be recruiting at the event include: Abbott, Accenture, Amazon, AOL, Aon, eBay, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, Openet, Paypal, Sentenial, SIG, State Street, Unum, and Workday.

“IT’s Happening Here” is an initiative set up by Enterprise Ireland in an effort to fill the estimated 1,500 vacancies in the information technology sector.

The sectors where full-time jobs will be available include IT, engineering, pharmaceutical, biomedical, finance and accounting, sales, multilingual roles, HR, marketing, management roles, and more.

DIT, Skillnets, UCD Smurfit School, Trinity School of Business, DCU Cloud Computing Centre, National College of Ireland, and Innopharma Labs will be among the institutions offering conversion courses and upskilling opportunities, as well as providing career guidance to candidates.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Election following calls for Enda Kenny to step down could delay sale of €3bn AIB shares

Kraft Heinz turned down in €134bn Unilever mega offer

Kingspan eyeing more European and North American acquisitions

French bond yields increase as French presidential campaign gets heated


Breaking Stories

6 things we saw at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

Tweets reveal customers face half-hour wait to speak to bank

More RBS job cuts expected as banks set to reveal annual results

Theresa May agrees to meet Peugeot boss to discuss General Motors proposal

Lifestyle

Julia Jacklin, the Australian queen of folk, is coming to Ireland

Is it wrong parents must baptise a child to get them into a school?

One of Ireland’s most sought after music photographers, 20-year-old Christian Tierney, is going green

Vanquish the varroa mite with vapour

More From The Irish Examiner