'Career zoo' attracts variety of species
Published 12/09/2011 | 05:00
IT'S a jungle out there for jobseekers -- and those boasting the loudest roar at the two-day 'Career Zoo' in Dublin over the weekend were the techie kings, engineering giants and the accountancy firms.
"We are looking for engineers of any persuasion -- software development engineers, network and system engineers," said Shane Keogh, the technical operations manager with online retailer Amazon.
He added that Amazon's stand at the event in the Mansion House had been busy throughout the weekend as thousands of new graduates, unemployed workers and those contemplating a career change poured through the doors.
Among the other firms recruiting were IBM, Intel, PwC, Ericsson and Valeo Vision Systems.
At the IBM stand, Trinity College graduates Aisling Cullen (22), from Glenageary, and Lucy Dilger (21), from Killiney, Dublin, were listening intently about the graduate sales and marketing positions.
Pascal Pompey, an intern with the IBM Research's Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin, said the hub was growing rapidly.
"There were 10 researchers employed when I joined. Now 18 months later there are 70 people working there and in two years it will be 200," he said.