Jobs event to focus on tech skills shortage

Initiative aimed at attracting European workers to Ireland will be held this week in the hope of addressing a tech skills shortage that has emerged in the Irish market

Initiative aimed at attracting European workers to Ireland will be held this week in the hope of addressing a tech skills shortage that has emerged in the Irish market

Thu, May 8, 2014, 01:02


A new jobs initiative aimed at attracting European workers to Ireland will be held this week in the hope of addressing a tech skills shortage that has emerged in the Irish market.

The online-only event is being held tomorrow by EURES, a network of European public employment services, in conjunction with the European Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection. It is supported by the European Commission.

Some of Ireland’s top firms are taking part in the event in the hope of attracting tech skills to their workforce, including Paypal, IBM, Citrix Systems, and Realex Payments. Firms such as Version1, Fidelity Investments and EA Ireland are also among the 18 companies confirmed as seeking to fill hundreds of vacancies.

Jobseekers are being invited to register free of charge on europeanjobdays.eu/dublin.

This will give them access to jobs listings and allow them to contact employers about online interviews ahead of the event tomorrow.

Between 10am and 1.30pm, there will be a series of presentations aimed at jobseekers, including general views of the Irish information and communications technology market, an outline of financial support available to mobile workers and employers, information on living and working and Ireland, and company presentations.

Jobseekers will also have the chance to interact with employers and exhibitors, through live question and answer sessions and scheduled interviews.

EURES was established in 1993 to help public employment services share vacancies and services with each other, with up to one million vacancies advertised on the site.

The jobs are open to applications from any citizen in a member state of the European Union, giving Irish workers the chance to seek experience abroad.