Tech-sector jobs in demand at Career Zoo

Career Zoo has been launched recently by its director Brian Ó hOisín and  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, with strong interest in jobs in the technology sector, the event promises to deliver on the demand.

“From our February event, we found that 55% of attendees were seeking opportunities in the tech sector” said Brian Ó hOisín.

The event which is essentially a career fair for professionals and graduates, will take place at the Convention Centre on Saturday 13th September from 10 am until 5pm and organisers are expecting attendance of around 10,000 people.

Some of the world’s biggest companies will be there – Salesforce.com who were recently named as the world’s most innovative company by Forbes magazine, as well as Dropbox, Accenture, Version 1, Ericsson and Liberty IT, they will all meet with thousands of talented people in a bid to fill some of their hi-tech vacancies.

MD of Salesforce.com, David Dempsey said they are looking forward to meeting the high-calibre talent that Career Zoo attracts.

“Having recently been named as Forbes’ most innovative company in the world for the fourth consecutive year, we’re excited to find talented people who want to work with us to continue this success.”

He also mentioned some of the positions that have become available at the company’s Dublin facilities in sales, tech ops, customer support, sales engineering and marketing.

Also taking part in the event will be leading organisations and educational institutes, such as SFI (Science Foundation Ireland), The Irish Research Council, NDRC, TCD and The Open University.

Minister Bruton has said that providing support to the dynamic sectors of the economy can drive the growth Ireland needs and is at the centre of the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

“A real jobs recovery is under way, with 70,000 additional jobs created over the past two years, but we have a long way to go. Events like Career Zoo have a major role to play in helping to bring together people looking for new jobs with the employers who need them.”

Brian Ó hOisín explained that bringing talent and opportunity together has always been a challenge, especially in recent years with the economic downturn.

“Our aim is to overcome that challenge and give Ireland’s talent pool of graduates and professionals alike the chance to meet these innovative companies. Indigenous and multinational organisations from various sectors have thousands of positions to offer across tech, finance, sales, HR and marketing, to name a few”

At its eighth edition, Career Zoo will introduce a new ‘BioCluster’ zone that will highlight positions across Ireland’s thriving biopharma industry, such as engineering, advanced manufacturing, quality management, supply chain and logistics, and scientific and research roles.

Some old features will also be there, like the Career Workshop series, a Career Clinic, where attendees can obtain career advice, and Tech Box, where tech activities will take place.

Career Zoo is free to attend, but registration is recommended.