Employment opportunities on offer at major Jobs Fair

March 13, 2017

A major Jobs Fair is to be held in Newry next week featuring more than 60 employers from a range of sectors including care, manufacturing and hospitality.

The Department for Communities, in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Eures Cross Border Partnership, is hosting the event in the Canal

The Job Fair aims to offer people who are seeking employment the opportunity to meet up with a range of prospective employers and apply for work.  It is a chance to find out more about how to enhance your employability and learn about the types of jobs that are currently available.

Leo O’Reilly, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities is encouraging people to attend: “If anyone is seeking a job or thinking of a change in career, this major Job Fair brings a range of employers under one roof. People will be able to apply for jobs and get an insight into what employers are offering and the skills they are seeking. It will provide the opportunity to make valuable connections, explore options and get advice.”

Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Gillian Fitzpatrick, said the Council is delighted to sponsor and participate in the job fair.

“The event meets the objectives within our Council’s Economic, Regeneration and Investment Strategy particularly in relation to job creation and employability within the district,” she said.

Dympna Boyle, Coordinator of EURES Cross Border Partnership said: “The EURES IE/NI Cross Border Partnership is very happy to support this event which will benefit both employers and jobseekers in this cross border region.   It is important for the people living here to have this kind of event in their locality highlighting the opportunities for employment in their own region and to help them with any queries on cross border employment. It is equally important for employers to be able to access the larger cross border labour market.”

The Department for Communities’ Job Search Services and Disability Employment Service and the Department for the Economy’s Careers Service along with other support organisations will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance on training and employment programmes currently available for anyone seeking to upskill or retrain.

Further information about the Job Fair is available by contacting the Employer Engagement team at or telephone02890 829374 or visit