Linda Ennis, M1 Skillnet, Janice O'Rourke, NRF and Irene McKeown of Drogheda Chamber at the M1 Skillnet Commuter Jobs Expo at the City North Hotel. Photo: Jenny Matthews.
Over 50 Exhibitors who are recruiting in the North East Region showcased hundreds of jobs at the Commuter Jobs Expo which took place in City North Hotel on Thursday February 13th.
Commuters seeking jobs locally were queuing to get in before the doors opened at 2.00 pm, waiting to gain entry in to speak to companies about their current and future vacancies. The Expo was organised by M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet and the National Recruitment Federation Skillnet.
“We aimed to answer the needs of both commuters and local companies and recruitment agents by organising this expo to bring job-seekers and companies together” said organiser Linda Ennis of M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet.
“The event was a massive success with over 1200 attendees pouring into the expo in a steady stream. Exhibitors were very impressed with the turnout and the quality of candidates that attended the event and attendees were pleased to see so many positions available locally.
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“The feedback was so good from all present that we hope to make this an annual event. There are circa 10,000 commuters leaving Drogheda region every day it’s vitally important that we retain their skills locally in order to help companies expand”.
There was a wide range of sectors present including IT, Food Manufacturing, Homecare, Gaming, Software Development, Energy, Logistics, Hospitality, Retail, Accounting, Local Employment Service to name but a few who were offering roles from operations, sales and marketing, customer service through to specialised roles such as carers, payroll and software development.
For anyone who couldn’t make the expo please log on to www.M1skillnet.ie where the list of exhibitors will remain until the end of February to help support local employment.
Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce have also partnered with The Mill Enterprise Hub and the Love Drogheda BIDS team to conduct a Commuter survey. The results will be analysed and form the basis of a common commuter strategy to encourage more start-ups and multinationals to locate in Drogheda and avail of the talented local workforce. Commuters can complete the short survey at www.themilldrogheda.ie.
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