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Invite extended by Laois Chamber for Ukrainian refugees to attend Laois Jobs Fair

Laois Jobs Fair

Laois Chamber are inviting Ukrainian refugees who have relocated to Laois and surrounding counties to visit the upcoming Laois Jobs Fair.

This takes place tomorrow – Tuesday April 12 – from 12pm to 8pm in the Midlands Park Hotel.

Sponsored by Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board and Local Enterprise Office Laois, 40 local and national companies will be in attendance on the day, and a Ukrainian hub will be located at the Laois Chamber stand.

A Ukrainian translator will also be available on the day to help anyone who requires assistance in accessing training or employment opportunities.

Alison Browne, President of Laois Chamber, said: “Laois Chamber felt they could offer practical help and support to the Ukrainian refugees who would like to find work during their stay in Ireland.

“We will have a Ukrainian translator on the Laois Chamber stand at the Laois Jobs Fair in The Midlands Park Hotel on the 12th April.

“We want to make the job search journey easier for this group of people who have had such a difficult time over the last few weeks.

“In a market where there is a shortage of employees available, the prospect of sourcing employment is very high. There will be hundreds of jobs available for skilled and non-skilled workers.”

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, added: “Our members and the wider business community in Laois have been doing stellar work helping those affected by the war in Ukraine in any way that they can, and over 300 people in Laois have also offered their properties and homes for Ukrainian families who require suitable accommodation.

“A number of families have moved from Ukraine to Laois and surrounding counties to seek refuge over the past number of weeks, and we would like to welcome them to Ireland and invite them to the Laois Jobs Fair.

“We would also like to thank Laois Partnership for their support and for providing us with a Ukrainian translator on the day.”

Laois Chamber are encouraging community groups and local communities to spread the word to Ukrainian families.

Visit www.laoisjobsfair.ie to register in advance, or register on the day.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.