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Tough time for hard hats as FAS job fair aims to re-export workers

Readers born before 1975 will remember the "overseas jobs fairs" phenomenon of pre-boom times.

This was when foreign employers would come to Ireland and hundreds of dole bunnies would queue up hoping to get a "start" on building sites in Hamburg or the Isle of Dogs.

Well, we'll never see that again will we ?

'Fraid so.

On Friday and Saturday, FAS are holding a "Construction Jobs in Europe" fair at its offices in D'Olier Street.

The major difference this time around is that the State training and employment authority is presumably aiming to re-export some of the tens of thousands of overseas construction workers that landed here from Eastern Europe but now find their boots and hard hats gathering dust.

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