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Nearly one quarter of Munster based jobseekers have applied for jobs overseas according to survey

Jobs Expo Cork March 30th 2019
28 March 2019
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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)

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