Nearly one quarter of Munster based jobseekers have applied for jobs overseas according to a new survey by Jobs Expo Cork.

- 22% of job jobseekers in Munster have applied for up to 21 roles in past 12 months

- 40% cite bullying from colleagues as an issue, while 48% reported experiencing bullying from managers

- FREE event taking place on 30th March, with exhibitors such as Glenveagh Properties PLC, Johnson & Johnson, Aldi and more…

Nearly one quarter of Munster-based jobseekers are currently applying for positions overseas, according to a new survey conducted by Jobs Expo Cork, Munster’s largest jobs and careers event, which is taking place on Saturday 30th in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs. Of this number, 41% are applying for jobs in the UK.

The survey also reveals that while 64% are actively looking for work in Cork, 14% of job seekers are looking for work anywhere in Ireland and 4% are seeking for jobs in Dublin.

Respondents also reported a number of recurring problems affecting their career satisfaction. 40% cite bullying from colleagues as an issue, while 48% reported experiencing bullying from managers. 30% of people feel they were passed over for promotion. Of those who reported their grievances to HR, only 25% of people reported having the situation resolved to their satisfaction. Less than 1 in 4 think working employment regulations protect employees enough.

45% of people are concerned about their children’s future employment prospects due to the past recession years and the continuing economic uncertainty with Brexit. 83% of the jobseekers believe Brexit will have an adverse effect on Ireland’s economy and 73% feel that the Government hasn’t prepared properly for the outcome. 19% said they would consider moving in the future. The 67% who said they would be considering relocating, cited employment as the main reason.

Of the recorded jobseekers attending the Jobs Expo Cork event, 46% are employed but seeking a new position while 0.5% are actively looking to move outside the country to work. The individuals hail from a variety of backgrounds - 14% from Science/Engineering/Medtech, 13% from IT, 6% from the Banking/Financial sectors, 4% from Healthcare, and this year also sees a spike in attendees from the Hospitality sector, up from 5% to 12%.

While people from Ireland make up 70% of responders, the number of jobseekers who hail from elsewhere in the EU has risen by 8%, and presently makes up 27% of the total respondents.

Munster based job seekers are an educated workforce; 66% have completed a 3rd-level Degree, or have a Postgraduate Qualifications, while a further 25% have some third level education. This upward trend is poised to continue, as 61% of all respondents intend to upskill in the next year. The number of recent graduates and entry-level workers looking for work stands at 15%, while those with more than 2 years’ experience account for 85% of jobseekers questioned. When asked how many positions they had gone for in the past 12 months, 22% say they have applied for more than 21 jobs.

In addition, the research found that:

• 47% of people believe that working conditions in Ireland are getting better.
• 42% believe the economy is approving.
• 45% of people are concerned about their children’s prospects
• 51% of people believe they had been offered a fair salary for their last job offer.
• 61% of respondents have considered changing careers

Jobs Expo Cork is taking place on Saturday 30th March, Clayton Hotel, Sliver Springs. As the leading jobs and careers event in Munster, it will feature some of the largest employers in Ireland and showcase hundreds of active job opportunities, making it the perfect place to explore a range of employment options.
Jobs Expo Cork is a FREE event that will be of interest to anyone looking to meet leading employers in the region.

There is also a wide range of exhibitors who will be there on the day to answer any questions you may have regarding the field of work you are interested in – including;

• Aldi
• Capita Customer Solutions
• KN Networks
• VMM International
• eCollege
• Brightwater
• Mercedes Holland
• Glenveagh Properties PLC
• Laya Healthcare
• Cork ETB
• Currencies Direct
• MyTaxi
• PE Global
• Innopharma Labs
• Oxford Global
• Johnson & Johnson

Attendees will have the opportunity to chat to representatives from each employer to discuss the options available at each company. Jobs Expo Cork will also have a range of seminars from coaches such as:

• Aggie Pulfer – Career Coach
• Frank Hynes –
• Anne Caulfield – ElevateEdge Coaching and Consulting LTD.

There’s a packed schedule of seminars on the Agenda Stage as well as the Google Digital Garage. The ‘Agenda Stage’ is sponsored by Glenveagh Properties PLC and host talks on a variety of topics including;

• Job-seeking skills such as using social media to land your dream job
• Interview techniques
• CV writing workshops
• Talks by industry insiders on a variety of career topics
• Start your own business experts will also be available to offer advice and support networks.

The ‘Career Clinic’ will also offer attendees the opportunity to meet with professional development coaches who can help candidates with crucial issues such as interview skills, CV presentation and changing career direction.
Jobs Expo is the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by

Careers Unlimited, an online and events company, and organised by BCS Recruitment. Bronagh Cotter from Jobs Expo says: “At this time of year, people are thinking about new employment options and the purpose of an event like Jobs Expo Cork is to locate all of this information in one convenient location. Anyone attending will have the chance to chat directly with leading employers in the region and find out all the information they need to ensure that they find the role that suits their requirements.”

Name: Jobs Expo Cork
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork
Time: 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free

For more details, visit or follow up on Twitter @jobsexpoireland

For further details, please contact:
Breda Brown / Sarah Doyle
Unique Media
Tel: (01) 522 5200 or 085 139 7927 (SD)

We speak with Elizabeth Levangie of Canadian company GFL Environmental about the opportunities they will have at this Saturday's Jobs Expo Cork at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

Meet GFL Environmental at Jobs Expo Cork, this Saturday 30th March. To register for free admission, click here. 

We're very excited to have Voxpro join us again for the Jobs Expo. You can meet their team this Saturday from 10am at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. Register for this FREE recruitment fair today and meet industry leading employers.

About Voxpro

Voxpro is a business processes outsourcer. The company focuses on delivering beautiful customer service, technical support, trust and safely and sales solutions to clients across the globe.

They partner with world’s known game changing companies, unique in their fields!

Voxpro is now part of the Canadian Company Telus International, operating in all parts of the world, starting from Eastern Europe to Asia and South America.

They're open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year to support their clients’ customers and as such you may be required to work a variety of shifts but this will be clarified with you on the phone at the initial contact stage and depends on the particular role you have applied for.

A career at Voxpro

At Voxpro they can offer a promising career with lots of opportunities to progress within the company. They believe in supporting talent and encouraging employees to grow and succeed .

Furthermore, they believe each person is unique and each contribution matters. Voxpro staff own their journey and are empowered to realise it. They believe in careers without ceilings.

Their culture is unique and cherished by all employees. Their diverse multilingual teams, vibrant office environment and opportunities to learn and progress are inspiring!

This is a unique opportunity to join the team and be part of really making a difference at Voxpro. Their clients are amazing and world leading in delivering beautiful customer experiences.

Voxpro are currently recruiting for a number of a English speaking roles across variety of contracts. Start dates are depending on the contracts and the roles. Please come and meet their team who are looking forward to meeting YOU!

We have a variety of great talks on this Saturday’s Agenda Stage and Google Digital Garage. Here is the Jobs Expo Cork seminar list. Don’t forget, the seminars are first-come-first-served. Therefore, make a note of the seminars you want to attend and get in early.

Our Agenda Stage seminars at Jobs Expo Cork are sponsored by Glenveagh Properties PLC.

Glenveagh’s first site in Cork opened in December 2018, marking the beginning of their expansion into Munster.

Glenveagh are looking to meet with Engineers, Site Managers, Foremen, Health & Safety Officers and Quantity Surveyors, who wish to build their careers within the company. If you want to be part of this success, come meet their team at the Jobs Expo Cork.

You can meet their team on 30th March at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

As well as a full day of talks and seminars on the Agenda Stage, Google Digital Garage will be in attendance with three hours of talks on the day.

To view the Seminar Schedule, click here. 

For more information about Glenveagh Properties PLC, click here.

Time for the Jobs Expo Cork career coaches list… As well as a diverse range of companies recruiting at the event, there’ll be free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. Here is a rundown of the professional development experts taking part in the Career Clinic. They will be on hand to assist with issues like CV writing, interview skills and changing career direction.

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Time for the Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list… We’re getting ready for Jobs Expo Cork at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. As well as a slew of companies recruiting at the event, there’s free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. In addition, we have a range of free seminars on the Agenda Stage and Google Digital Garage.


Medtech, construction, IT, retail, sales, education and more – here’s the exhibitor list for Jobs Expo Cork

We're delighted to announce that Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, will launch Jobs Expo Cork on Saturday 30th March. Mr Coveney was appointed Tánaiste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit on 15 June 2017 and is the deputy head of the Irish Government. He is a TD for Cork South Central. He is also deputy leader of Fine Gael.

Mr Coveney will attend the launch of Jobs Expo Cork at 10am on Saturday, 30th March, at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

Jobs Expo Cork is free to attend. Those wishing to attend can register at

We're very excited to have the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center Maastricht retrun to Ireland for Jobs Expo Dublin next month. Their recruitment team will be looking for new talent at Croke Park on 27th April.

About Mercedes-Benz CAC

The Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center Maastricht is an international multicultural organization and an integrated part of Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales.

In their offices in Maastricht they think and act globally and assume a leading role for the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Centers all over the world.

Their goal is to provide excellent assistance to customers and dealers of well-known Daimler brands like Mercedes-Benz, AMG, smart, Setra and Mercedes me. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, they ensure customers’ mobility with their roadside assistance.

Additionally, they take care of all kinds of enquiries about passenger cars, trucks and vans during opening hours. For their customers they are maybe the most important connection to the Mercedes-Benz brand. That’s why they live the brand’s most important promise: “The best or nothing”.

We are delighted to have Innopharma Education join us again at Jobs Expo Cork. Their team will be exhibiting at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Saturday 30th March. If you are interested in developing your career in the medtech and biopharmaceutical sector it will be worth your while dropping in to say hello.

Who are Innopharma Education?

Innopharma Education is an award winning global institute dedicated to applied sciences. The college runs industry-led technology, education and training programmes in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food sectors. Innopharma offers globally acclaimed qualifications up to Masters’ degree level in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food industries.

The college possesses the highest caliber of facilities. In addition, they have advanced strategic collaborations with many of Ireland’s distinguished higher-level education institutions.

Locations and Study Options

Innopharma offers a number of courses on their campus in Sandyford in Dublin. Further courses are run in conjunction with the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and Griffith College in Dublin, in addition to strategic locations throughout Ireland. Lastly, the College runs a selection of online courses too.

Industry Experience

Innopharma College’s education team boast extensive industry experience. Many of the lecturers have held senior management positions with blue chip multinational companies. Consequently, the college casts a wide net, getting contacts to connect students with industry and academia. Furthermore, they have a remarkable reputation for post-graduate employment. Over 70 percent of their graduates gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from an Innopharma course.

The college works closely with companies to develop and deliver bespoke programmes. These have business outcomes in mind. They offer practical and hands-on education to give students an intense, challenging and industry relevant learning experience.

Jobs Expo Cork is very excited to be partnering up with Google Digital Garage  –  a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online.

Furthermore, a Google digital expert is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions, too.

On March 30th, at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Google Digital Garage will be headlining 3 seminars. Their Google expert will deliver three 1 hour masterclasses. The sessions are fun, practical and hands on.

Writing a Cover Letter

Create an engaging and relevant Cover Letter to present yourself when applying for the job you want.


Build a CV

Learn how to define and describe and highlight your skills to make your CV shine.


Presentations for work

Learn how to build and communicate your message to engage audiences.


About Google Digital Garage

Gain new skills from Google Digital Garage that will enable you to enhance your career. The platform allows you to evolve at your own pace, with free, flexible and personalised training courses. Successful completion of these courses will boost your confidence and encourage you to progress within your career. These are certifiable online courses. Workshops delivered by trained Google coaches.

Methods and tools utilised in training are constantly changing due to new technologies. The days of studying in an officious setting with a ton of books are a thing of the past. Google Digital Garage allows the student to create their own study plan via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Whether you’re looking to improve interview skills, thrive in industry, or make your business succeed, Google Digital Garage is worth your attention. Register for Jobs Expo Cork and witness these instructive and innovative seminars.

BCS Sales Recruitment are looking forward to a very busy year in 2019. The organisers of Jobs Expo Cork will be exhibiting next weekend at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

About BCS

BCS are the sponsors and organisers of the Jobs Expo. Since 2012, they have run highly successful careers events in Cork, Dublin, and Galway twice a year. They are also the team behind Virtual Expos Ireland. BCS are returning to Cork for March 2019.

“One of the major benefits of Jobs Expo is that it allows employees and employers to meet and discuss career opportunities in a relatively informal setting,” says Bronagh Cotter of BCS. “Attendees can meet a variety of employers, and employers can conduct several initial interviews with potential employees. Furthermore, for recruitment firms like BCS, Jobs Expo is  a chance to connect with candidates and companies.”

On the day, BCS Sales Recruitment team can offer guidance to jobseekers on a variety of topics such as interview techniques and professional growth. Their jobseeker services are there to avail of for anybody on the lookout for employment.

“Many jobseekers are unsure how to sell themselves to employers. Even if they have all the necessary skills and experience, they can have trouble communicating that. Some candidates underestimate the importance of soft skills, and fail to highlight these,” she contends.

Successful Recruitment Benefits Companies and Candidates

Successful recruitment should create a mutually beneficial relationship between candidates and companies, says Bronagh.

“We aim to find the best fit for both employees and employers. Companies want more than just an employee with skills and experience. They want staff who fit into their company’s culture. It is much the same for jobseekers, particularly if they have in-demand skills. Of course, salary is a consideration, but it is not the only one. Depending on their circumstances, their priority could be the potential for promotion, the chance to upskill, travel opportunities or work-life balance,” she explains.

“Therefore, we match a candidate’s goals and expectations with the right company. It is our firm belief that it is not a job well done unless both the candidate and company benefit. We spend so much of our lives are at work. That means that finding the right fit is crucial.”

We're happy to announce that the good people of will be joining us again for Jobs Expo Cork If you're interested in finding courses in your area, drop by their stand. Register today for FREE entry to Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on 30th March.

About is Ireland’s leading online search resource for part-time courses, evening classes and lifelong learning programmes. They are a national database of courses from hundreds of colleges and educational institutes throughout the country. As a result, they are a valuable resource for both students and education providers, linking learners to courses, colleges and educational institutions.


If you are eager to take your career to the next level, change job, improve your Leaving Cert results, learn a new skill or take up a hobby, is your one-stop-shop. Their database offers Ireland’s biggest selection of courses, as well as information on colleges and educational institutes, expert guidance and advice.

Returning to education, whether for professional or personal reasons, does not necessarily mean you need to do a college degree. A number of different fields and disciplines offer degree, diploma and certificate options, and deciding between these can be tricky. You need to consider your goals and interests, the industry you work in, and your professional experience before deciding on a course. streamlines the search process. Furthermore, they work closely with providers to make sure they offer up-to-date information on their programmes.

Colleges & Educational Institutes

As Ireland’s economy and jobs market evolves, interest in continuing education is broadening. Around 6,000 people use every day to search for courses in Ireland. As Ireland’s most popular course search database, helps education providers connect with students. They also offer a platform for institutions to showcase their courses, successes and benefits. Their vast database means that students have the latest and most complete information available.

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