By Michaela Keating
Jobseekers formed a queue down the street for entry into the MidWest Job Shop held at the Strand Hotel in Limerick City this morning.
The queue stemmed from the event room out of the building and around the corner to the hotel front.
Department of Social Protection for Limerick County representative and an organiser of the event Maura Corbett said she is “very impressed” with the success of the launch.
“The numbers coming in are at least as impressive as last year. Even in advance of the start time there was serious numbers coming through the doors,” she added.
Ms. Corbett grants the success of the event to the employers and jobseekers in attendance. “The success builds every year and the employers keep coming back for more, so we are finding the right employers and job seekers and matching the two together.”
The jobs fair was launched by Junior Minister for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan who also commented on the size of the crowd attending the event.
“It is fantastic to see such a large turnout. I hope that both employers and people looking for employment will be successful here today,” the minister said.
A range of employers and employment services are in attendance including Limerick Chamber Skillnet Manager Anne Morris, who said that the Skillnet team has “hundreds” of unemployed people availing of their services.
The event runs until 3pm today.