Amazon Web Services, Pramerica, EY, Grifols and Huawei among the employers looking to hire experienced tech workers

Regional tech career opportunities to be highlighted by leading employers

Over 5,000 people have already registered for Career Zoo’s recruitment and networking event which is returning to Dublin on Saturday 29th September. Career Zoo, Ireland’s leading careers event is taking over the CHQ Building and Dogpatch Labs on Dublin’s North Docklands.

Leading employers including Amazon Web Services, Pramerica, EY, Grifols, Huawei, amongst others will be at Career Zoo to hire experienced professionals for senior roles in tech, engineering, finance, biotech, sales, professional services and other areas. Peer to peer networking, employer Research and Development demonstrations and panel discussions with industry leaders will run throughout the day for attendees.

This latest Career Zoo event is looking to promote experienced tech roles throughout Ireland, in addition to Dublin with organisations like Letterkenny-based tech giant Pramerica promoting the benefits of moving to the North West for a career.

Jackie Slattery, Director of Career Zoo, said: “Job-seeker’s attitudes towards work are changing and the exploding tech landscape in Ireland means that people can have the freedom to find quality tech jobs throughout Ireland and not just in Dublin. Career Zoo is helping to connect senior tech talent and companies throughout Ireland in a smarter way through networking with their peers and helping candidates experience the latest innovations at some of Ireland’s leading organisations.”

The most in-demand roles at this year’s Career Zoo include software, fintech and project management roles. At Career Zoo, job seekers will have the chance to network with leading Irish and multinational employers.

The latest Irish Jobs Index, published by Career Zoo partners IrishJobs.ie, confirmed Sligo as one of 14 counties outside Dublin to see a year-on-year increase in job vacancies in the last quarter. The county saw a 16% increase on this time last year.  Other western counties to see growth during this time include Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kerry.  Major employers including LotusWorks in Sligo, Regeneron and Northern Trust in Limerick, BNP Paribas in Galway and Pramerica in Donegal have all played a central role in driving this trend.

According to Orla Moran, General Manager of IrishJobs.ie: “In the past, many large employers looking to recruit for high skilled roles may have felt a pressure to locate operations in Dublin in order to meet their resourcing needs. Now they know that workers are willing to move to experience the range of benefits that Ireland’s other cities and towns have to offer, including shorter commutes, lower housing costs and a higher quality of life. Our data, combined with the emergence of events like Career Zoo are clear evidence of this changing economic landscape.”

This event comes ahead of a series of events due to take place around the country that will showcase Ireland’s regional tech opportunities and best tech hubs, starting with Sligo in October. The roadshow will showcase to tech workers the great career opportunities and vibrant tech communities that are thriving outside of Dublin.

The event is sponsored by EY, Pramerica, Amazon Web Services, Grifols, and Huawei.

Career Zoo will take place at the CHQ Building and Dogpatch Labs at 1 Custom House Quay in Dublin’s North Docklands from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, 29th September. Admission is free.

Candidates can register for free for the event here – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/career-zoo-dublin-tickets-43341835597?aff=es2

Joe Dunleavy, Head of Innovation at tech company Pramerica said: “Pramerica is delighted to be involved in Career Zoo again this September. The event provides us with a prime opportunity to promote the wide range of career opportunities we have available. Attendees can meet members of our team and hear first-hand of the benefits of having a tech career on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Employers will be able to exchange vital information with candidates, including CVs and LinkedIn profiles, using the latest in event networking technology.”

Leading professional and consultancy services firm EY will be on the ground at Career Zoo this Saturday, seeking to recruit candidates from varying academic backgrounds including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland commented, “In the last year, approximately 60% of offers we’ve made in Ireland have been to people with non-traditional tax or accounting backgrounds. While tax and accounting experts will always be core to our business, today we also employ engineers, data scientists, economists, programmers, mathematicians and customer experience specialists. In order to attract this talent, we have extremely attractive packages and a leading purpose-driven people culture that celebrates diversity which we look forward to discussing with attendees at Career Zoo this weekend.”

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