Over 3,400 people attend local Jobs Fair including Ukranians
OVER 3,400 people, including some people who had recently arrived in Ireland from Ukraine, attended a job fair in the Citywest Shopping Centre last week, which saw 32 local employers take part on the day.
Coordinated by Celine Blount and Levina Dixon from the Employer Liaison Team at the South Dublin County Partnership, the job fair was held last Thursday, March 31.
The thousands of job seekers who attended the fair got to forge connections with numerous local employers, and network with the aim of securing employment.
Celine Blount Ntibimenya from the South Dublin County Partnership told The Echo: “Over 3,400 people attended the Job Fair.
“CVs were accepted, contacts were made, interviews were arranged and job seekers were able to network and avail of the many training supports offered by South Dublin County Partnership.
“We were delighted to welcome job seekers from a wide diversity of backgrounds from across South Dublin County including members of the Ukrainian community who recently arrived in Ireland.
“The Job Fair showcased the many employment opportunities, pre-employment training options, CV and interview skills supports and language translation support available locally.”
In addition to the many employers in attendance on the day, a number of local agencies were available to advise job seekers on the additional supports available to them.
These agencies included the Department of Social Protection and South Dublin County Libraries, as well as representatives from TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus.
“The atmosphere was great and the energy was so positive,” said Ms Blount Ntibimenya.
“We got a great response and feedback from the attendees, employers, tenants and management and are delighted to hear from employers that already, a number of people who attended the Job Fair have commenced employment this week.”