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EURES Ireland holding first ICT Online European Job Day on 9th May

EURES Ireland/ European Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection, together with the direct support of the European Commission, will hold an ICT Online European Job Day on Friday, 9th May 2014. This ‘online only’ day is aimed at attracting software and IT talent from across Ireland and Europe to join the growing Irish technology sector and to address skills shortages in the Irish ICT sector.

How it works

Jobseekers from Ireland and across Europe can register on the event’s website in advance of the event to search and apply for jobs that match their skills, make contact with employers and book one or more job interviews.

There are hundreds of jobs available across 18 Irish based companies participating in the event, including IBM, DeCare Systems Ireland, Opensky Data Systems, Version1, Fidelity Investments Ireland, UNUM, Escher Group, Chipright, Realex Payments, EA Ireland, EMC Information Systems International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Citrix Systems and PayPal.

What will be happening on May 9th?

A programme of interesting presentations will be broadcast live on the 9th of May between 10am and 1.30pm. These will include company presentations, overview of the Irish ICT sector, ‘Your First EURES Job’ (European financial support available to mobile workers and employers) and ‘Living and Working in Ireland’.

Jobseekers and ICT professionals based across Europe and Ireland will be able to ask questions after each presentation and chat with employers and other exhibitors.

Employers will have free and direct access to a range of recruitment services, including publishing their vacancies on the event’s website, automatic screening and matching of CVs and scheduling and conducting online interviews on the day of the event.

During the event, employers will also be able to showcase their companies and hold live chats and Q&A sessions with potential employees from Europe.

Participation is free of charge for both companies and jobseekers. More details about the event can be found at the event page at

Note for editors

EURES, a European-wide initiative established in 1993, is a network of all the public employment services in the European Union and the European Economic Area. Through EURES, public employment services share their employment vacancies and services with each other.

The Department of Social Protection’s EURES service also informs jobseekers in Ireland of job opportunities in the wider European labour market which may be of interest to them. At any one time, there are almost 1 million vacancies displayed on the EURES website and people based both in Ireland and in other EU counties are entitled to apply for these jobs.

The labour market in Europe (EU) is a single market and all vacancies in every Member State are available to all citizens in every Member State. There is a legal obligation on the Department of Social Protection to make every European vacancy available to Irish citizens. In the same way every Irish vacancy is available on an equal basis to every European citizen.

Any employment opportunities brought to the attention of jobseekers by the Department of Social Protection outside of Ireland are completely voluntary and people who do not avail of any such opportunities will not lose their social welfare entitlements here. It is an opportunity for Irish jobseekers to seek work in other EU countries in the wider European market and equally, it provides jobseekers abroad with an opportunity to find work with companies based here in Ireland where such vacancies cannot be filled by jobseekers in Ireland.