37% of jobseekers in Cork have considered leaving the city in order to secure employment, according to a new survey conducted by Jobs Expo Cork, Munster’s largest jobs and careers event, which is taking place on Saturday 17 November in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The survey also illustrates the difficulties many of those are facing in finding a job close to home, with more than half (53%) of Cork job-seekers having applied for up to five jobs, a fifth applying for more than five jobs, and 11% having applied for more than 21 jobs.
The research also sheds light on the prevalence of bullying in the workplace, with 43% experiencing some form of bullying from managers – but only 38% lodging a complaint.
In addition, the research found that:
While 37% have considered moving from Cork for work, a further 23% say they might consider moving in the future.
66% cited better employment opportunities (66%) as the main reason for moving, with 12% wanting to be closer to family and friends.
Of those that suffered workplace bullying, 71% say the situation was not resolved to their satisfaction
48% believe the economy is improving, but 47% remain concerned about their children’s future employment prospects
The survey was carried out in October, with 61% of the survey respondents originally from Cork; 19% were from elsewhere in Ireland and 20% from overseas.
Jobs Expo Cork is taking place on Saturday 17 November in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.It will feature some of the largest employers in Ireland and showcase hundreds of active job opportunities, making it the perfect place to explore a range of employment options.
Jobs Expo Cork is a free event that will be of interest to anyone looking to meet leading employers in the region, including:
Johnson & Johnson
Attendees will have the opportunity to chat to representatives from each employer to discuss the options available at each company. Jobs Expo Cork will also have a range of dedicated zones such as:
The Jobs Lab – medtech and STEM jobs
The Digital City – opportunities for computer and IT specialists
The Mall – jobs in sales, retail and related areas
Go Global – career opportunities overseas
The Campus – education, training and upskilling opportunities
The Building Site – opportunities in construction, engineering and related trades
There will also be a general jobs area with employers that do not fall into any of the above categories
The ‘Agenda Stage’ at Jobs Expo Cork will host talks on a variety of topics including:
How to gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market
Upskilling to work in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food sectors
Workplace regulations and relations
Talks by industry insiders on a variety of career topics
Start your own business experts will also be available to offer advice and support networks.
The ‘Google Digital Garage’ will also offer attendees the opportunity to meet with professional development coaches who can help candidates with crucial issues such CV and cover letter preparation and presentations for the workplace.
Jobs Expo is the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, an online and events company, and organised by BCS Sales Recruitment.
Bronagh Cotter from Jobs Expo says: “Our survey results highlight some of the difficulties facing jobseekers in Cork in securing employment. People are often thinking about new employment options at this time of year, and events like Jobs Expo Cork allow them to access all kinds of useful information in one convenient location. Anyone attending will have the chance to speak directly to leading employers in the region and find out all everything they need to know to find the role that suits their requirements.”