There is satisfaction in Galway as a working destination as only 44% said they had considered moving from the county. Of those who wanted to move, the main factor for leaving would be to avail of employment opportunities, while 13% would consider moving for their partner and 15% are tempted to relocate for education/upskilling.
While 45% of jobseekers are focusing their efforts towards working in Galway, an additional 17% have expanded their search to include the West and a further 19% are happy to work anywhere in the country. Only 5% of respondents were actively only looking for positions outside Ireland. Of the 16% who had applied for jobs abroad, there has been a 10% drop in those applying for work in Continental Europe. While Australia and New Zealand remain as popular emigration choices as 25% of those respondents applied for work there.
When factoring in career goals, money isn’t the only motivator. While most jobseekers rate salary as the most important aspect when deciding on a job, a very close second is opportunity for career advancement. Company stability and reputation as well as good working environments are both joint third place, with proximity to home being the runner up. Other factors considered included flexi-time or telecommuting options, non-financial perks, or the pensions and/or health insurance.
When it comes to finding a good working environment, 50% of people reported workplace bullying from colleagues. 58% reported unreasonable demands or expectations, 53% reported bullying from Managers, while just under 10% reported sexual harassment.
Further study showed that half believe the conditions for employees in Ireland are getting better. In addition, 47% of people in Galway are finding it easier to manage with the improved economy. The Celtic Tiger-style hubris hasn’t fully returned, however, as 42% remain concerned for their children’s prospects.
These survey results have been released to tie in with the return of Jobs Expo Galway, which takes place at Galway Racecourse on Saturday, 16th February from 10am to 4pm. This popular event will host leading employers from Ireland and abroad who have hundreds of active job opportunities available. It’s the perfect place for jobseekers to explore a range of employment options.
Jobs Expo Galway is a FREE event that will be of interest to anyone who wants to meet leading employers in the region. Companies recruiting on the day include;
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;
There’s a packed schedule of seminars on the Agenda Stage as well as the Google Digital Garage. The ‘Agenda Stage’ at Jobs Expo Galway will host talks on a variety of topics including;
The ‘Career Clinic’ is perfect for attendees looking for one on one advice and will also offer 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 Sales Recruitment.
Kevin Branigan 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 Galway 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 Galway
Date: Saturday 16th February, 2019
Venue: Galway Racecourse
Time: 10am – 4pm
For more details, check out www.jobsexpo.ie or follow up on Twitter @jobsexpoireland