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In pictures: the Working Abroad Expo at the RDS

Thousands attend the event hoping to come across the ‘dream job’ – outside of Ireland.
Mar 3rd 2012, 4:25 PM 17,118 77

LONG QUEUES FORMED early this morning in front of the RDS in Dublin as thousands of people headed to the Working Abroad Expo.

Jobseekers looking outside of Ireland for opportunities not available to them here paid €10 for entry to the event. Eighty companies will be recruiting at the exhibition but advice on visas and other aspects of emigration is also available.

Just some of the jobs on offer include physicians positions in Canada which come with a promise of $500,000 earnings and $55,000 in assistance to “get settled”, as well as a house and a car.

The attractive packages come as other countries suffer skills shortages and Ireland’s unemployment remains at stubbornly high levels. Migration experts VisaFirst.com has said that the competition between Canada and Australia for Irish farmers and other skilled workers is now in “full swing”.

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Sinead O'Carroll

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