New Zealand employers seek Irish professionals in construction, energy and healthcare

9 Jul 2013

Working In Events’ global recruitment drive visits Dublin for the third time in eight months seeking skilled Irish professionals with experience in construction, engineering, healthcare and energy for opportunities in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Jobs & Seminars Tour follows Opportunities Overseas Expos in November 2012 and March this year and continues to focus on finding people to help rebuild Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in February 2011.

“New Zealand employers like Irish workers and have been very impressed with the skill base of the Irish workers that they have interviewed and employed to date,” said Hayley Roberts, co-founder and director of Working In. “Unfortunately, with Ireland’s unemployment rate at 13.7pc for the first quarter in 2013, the search for talent is no longer confined to New Zealand alone and Ireland is seen as a prime location.”

In a 12-month period ending in July 2011, 111 Irish people moved to Christchurch on skilled work visas, but in just nine months ending April 2013, this figure had shot up to 373.

This jobs and migration event takes place on Wednesday, 10 July, in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2, from 1pm. As well as employers with jobs to fill in New Zealand – including Naylor Love, Ryman Healthcare and Top Energy – exhibitors also include real-estate agents Bayleys and representatives from Migration Planners to provide information on living and working in New Zealand.

The event is free but requires prior registration.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is editor of Silicon Republic, having served a few years as managing editor up to 2019. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. 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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