Cultúr Migrants Centre hosts the 2022 Jobs Fair in partnership with Louth Local Development.
16 November 2022
Cultur Migrants Centre hosted a Jobs Fair, in partnership with Louth Local Development at Fairways Hotel in Dundalk on Wednesday 16 November 2022.
This year’s annual event was headlined by 24 local corporate employers, 11 agencies as well as education and social welfare information groups. Over 180 job seekers attended the event and many left with job offers, revamped CVs and interview skills, and a better understanding of local opportunities
The program also featured human resource experts who took job seekers through a CV preparation clinic as part of a series of 2 workshops on gaining successful interview skills.
Commenting on the sidelines of the event, the Cultur Migrants Centre Project Manager, Ms. Tinu Achioya said that,
“The Jobs Fair was instrumental in consolidating existing relationships with potential employers and igniting new ones. I hope that our event becomes the most sought-after platform for migrants looking for employment opportunities throughout the republic of Ireland’’.
The goal of the Jobs Fair is to provide networking opportunities with potential employers and create conditions for migrant job seekers to obtain knowledge of current labour market needs in the Louth, Monaghan, and Meath areas.
Event attendee Michael Adebayo expressed his gratitude and said,
‘’ The event allowed me as a migrant to engage with employers to get an insight into the job application process. We learned a lot from engaging employers firsthand on what they look for especially the interview skills workshop was very beneficial for me’’.
A representative of one of the corporates at the event, Sheila O’Connell noted that she was impressed by the turnout and,
‘’ It was a great event where a lot of people expressed their eagerness to work with us. The Jobs Fair is a great place to pick up people who are genuinely looking for work and we got many CVs from jobseekers’’.
For over 18 years, Cultur has been at the forefront, empowering and working together with ethnic minorities to act as agents of positive change through support from partners as diverse as our beneficiaries.
The Cultur Migrants Centre annual Job Fair actively seeks to eliminate barriers preventing people from applying for jobs including coaching in the application process and communicating interview questions/discussion points for candidate preparation.
Cultur hopes to simplify a process that is burdensome to immigrants and enables them to effectively contribute to Ireland’s society, culture, and economy by directly connecting job seekers and employers.
In turn, we promote the rights of all ethnic minorities who are at risk of poverty, social exclusion, and racism.
Our organization welcomes applications from people of diverse backgrounds who face systemic barriers to accessing formal employment opportunities.
Cultur Migrants Centre
Contact: Tinu Achioya – Program Manager