National employment week gets down to work

Employment summit will look at the role of technology in attracting and retaining talent

National employment week gets underway in Dublin today, and will continue until Friday, with employer forums, leadership groups and an employment summit.

Under the theme “connecting talent and opportunity”, the nationwide event aims to bring employers and jobseekers a step closer to each other.

An employment summit will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, and will look at the role of technology in attracting and retaining talent, building a high performance culture and the international growth of Ireland’s success stories.

Summit speakers include TripAdvisor director of engineering Lars Holzman, PayPal vice president Louise Phelan, Microsoft recruitment manager Deirdre Moran, SAP Ireland MD Liam Ryan and Tesco Ireland chairman Tony Keohane.


The employer events focus on sharing best practice, promoting a work culture of openness towards mental health, job creation initiatives and the development of graduate programmes.

On the subject of employment, a national and European jobs fair is taking place in the Blanchardstown Centre this Friday.

The event is aimed at Irish and EU workers looking for jobs locally and throughout Europe. PayPal, Mercury Engineering, Nurse on Call, Flexsource Solutions, Field Management Ireland and Jaguar Land Rover will be among the companies in attendance recruiting for engineers, project managers, customer support staff and nurses among other positions.