First Online International Jobs Fair goes live with 180 jobs

24 Oct 2012

A new website hosting the Online International Jobs Fair from, and has gone live this week, with more than 180 jobs on offer from more than 30 companies.

On the site, job-seekers can browse job opportunities by country or by sector, or visit the virtual stands from companies around the world. The site also provides users with information on visas, accommodation and relocation.

A variety of jobs in countries across the world are on offer, with Canadian firm Stantec seeking to fill 30 positions for engineers, technicians, architects, project managers and science graduates, and a health group from South Africa looking to recruit medical professionals.

“We are frequently contacted by foreign companies interested in hiring staff from Ireland and the UK,” said Jane Lorigan, regional CEO of “Our recruitment sites in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK reach more than 2m job-seekers each month. We wanted to create a focal point for jobs-seekers looking for an opportunity abroad in key sectors such as IT, financial services and, importantly for Ireland, construction-related jobs in engineering, consulting and architecture.”

Lorigan also pointed out that additional languages are beneficial for those seeking to work abroad. “Some good pointers for job-seekers arising at the international jobs fair are to increase language skills, which will help not only for jobs abroad but also for jobs in Ireland with indigenous and multinational companies operating in international markets,” she advised.

The Online International Jobs Fair began on Monday and will run until Sunday, 28 October.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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