Kilkenny County Council, through it’s Local Enterprise Office, is staging a unique careers event showcasing the hundreds of jobs on offer in leading companies located across the city and county in Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum on December 28th next.
A range of local businesses including State Street, Cartoon Saloon & Lighthouse Studios, VHI, Bank of Ireland, CF Pharma, The Carne Group and the Asgard Group will be joined by rapidly growing local companies such as the Modubuild, Beotanics, Loanitt, AB Agri, Entegro and Security Risk Advisors.
Already companies who have confirmed their attendance at the event are seeking to fill in the region of 500 positions across a huge range of jobs including: IT professionals, Customer Care and Sales, Engineering, Technical, Financial, Administration, Network Planners, Technicians, HR, Accounting, Facilities and Production. It is expected that once the final line-up of companies is announced in excess of 800 jobs will be on offer at the event.
‘#careerskilkenny is all about promoting high-quality jobs currently on offer from a wide range of locally based companies whilst also highlighting Kilkenny as a great place to live and work’ according to Fiona Deegan, Head of Enterprise, the Local Enterprise Office, Kilkenny County Council.
‘Kilkenny County Council is actively working with the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to attract high quality new business to Kilkenny and 2019 has brought a number of positive announcements on the foreign direct investment front,’ according to Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Peter Cleere, ‘but we are also working with all employers in the city and county to help them attract and recruit talent to Kilkenny and this initiative is especially aimed at Kilkenny people who are living and working elsewhere and who harbour an ambition to return home to live and work.’
Christmas was chosen as it is the time of year when thousands of people converge on Kilkenny with many having a return to Kilkenny at the back of their minds, if only the right career opportunity was to present itself. #careerskilkenny is designed to match these sometimes vague thoughts of a new career move in the New Year with a powerful platform to showcase the hundreds of job opportunities now available in Kilkenny city and county.
During the event, attendees will have the chance to engage directly with the employers. Representatives of each participating businesses will be actively answering queries about the jobs available in their company. #careerskilkenny will also assist jobseekers to find out which jobs are best suited for them based on their interests, experience and preferences.
This is one of the best times ever for people to be seeking exciting career opportunities in Kilkenny according to Kilkenny County Council. As well as hundreds of new job opportunities coming on line in world class Kilkenny companies in the coming months, Kilkenny County Council says that it is confident that huge investment being made in infrastructure, housing and new schools will further enhance Kilkenny’s credentials as one of the best places to live and work in the country.
‘As well as the companies exhibiting at #careerskilkenny who are recruiting for many hundreds of jobs, in the coming year we will see the first businesses being established in the Abbey Quarter. On top of this we expect our investment in the Breagagh Valley will make possible the provision of large scale housing in the city in the near future,’ according to Colette Byrne, Chief Executive, Kilkenny County Council ‘along with the plans for 3 new schools in the coming years, the opportunities that Kilkenny can offer to individuals as well as companies are unparalleled.’