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Large crowds expected at Working Abroad Expo in Cork

Organisers of the jobs and emigration fair had to shut the doors early at the weekend when more than 12,000 people turned up at the fair in the RDS in Dublin.

People queuing to get in at the Working Abroad Expo in Dublin at the weekend
People queuing to get in at the Working Abroad Expo in Dublin at the weekend
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

LARGE CROWDS ARE expected at a jobs and emigration fair which takes place in Cork today, days after tens of thousands of people attended the event in Dublin.

More than 12,000 people are believed to have attended the Working Abroad Expo at the RDS in Dublin over the weekend. Organisers were forced to shut the doors to the event on Sunday afternoon to attendees who had not pre-registered due to the large crowds.

The fair takes place in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork today from noon until 7pm. Tickets cost €10, with online ticket sales already sold out.

More than 50 companies will be recruiting across the healthcare, construction and farming sectors, for jobs in Canada, Australia,  and other countries with skills shortages. The Expo will also offer information from companies on how to apply for visas and work permits.

Around 2,000 job interviews were held in the RDS across the weekend and about 250 job offers were made.

Exhibition director Stephen McLarnon said yesterday that he had been “completely taken aback” by the number of people who had turned up for the event, which has been running for the past decade.

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