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Review Jobs Expo Galway , job news and resources - Issue #30

Review Jobs Expo Galway , job news and resources - Issue #30
By Katleen Bell-Bonjean • Issue #30 • View online
Hello all,
Belated happy New year:) It’s been a busy few months, so it’s high time I published a newsletter- edition#30!
Welcome to all my new subscribers, glad to have all 388 of you on-board!
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Purpose of this digest is to help you orientate in the Galway Job Market, give you insights on what’s happening in Galway labour wise, info re housing if I come across info, and from time to time add some personal observations. I have covered various industry maps ( ie to visualize where companies are located), you can check out the articles in the archive. A new map has been published since, the Blockchain/Finctech map, so I’ll cover that map next time. If you missed out on the maps I covered earlier, check out the archives here.
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Galway Jobs Expo : Review and jobs!
Entrance sign to the Jobs Expo Galway
Entrance sign to the Jobs Expo Galway
I was at the Jobs Expo Galway yesterday, this is the third year I attended the event, you can check out my write up from last year here.
The Expo took place at a new venue this year, at the Galway Race course. I ended up doing a bit of a detour, as the main entrance wasn’t open and had to go to the Parkmore entrance to get in.
There were about 30+ Stands ( a lot more than last year), mainly representing the Medtech Sector and a few newcomers:).There were no Hotel/catering companies and only one or two Software companies, a few recruitment agencies and educational stands. There were a number of workshops which were well attended.
The medtech sector, by far, is the largest sector in Galway, employing well over 7500 people in Co. Galway. I recently read in “ County Galway 101 Interesting facts” that Co. Galway boasts the 2nd highest concentration of Medical companies in the world, Minnesota in the USA topping the poll.
Check this link to find out all the Exhibitors.
As I walked around, I talked to most of the stand holders who were all busy chatting with job seekers. I took pictures of all the jobs I saw advertised. Interesting to note that the majority of the stands referred all the visitors to their website, or they had ran out of job sheets. It was a very busy event!
To see all the jobs I saw, click here.
If you are a medical engineer there are (almost) unlimited possibilities in Galway! Boston Scientific is the largest employer in the medical sector and as they have so many vacancies, I was directed to their website and was advised to set up an alert, so you can tailor what job you are looking for.
All the medical companies employ product operators in their clean rooms. These jobs can be short term or contract based, often leading to full-time jobs, and invariably they are sourced via recruitment agencies.
So who recruits for what company?
Kelly Services : Creganna, Goodman Medical, Medronic
Careerwise : Zimmer Medical : Oranmore
Cregg Recruitment : Integer, Cambus
Icejobs : Boston Scientific
I had a great chat with Aran Bio Medical , based in Spiddal, if you live on the Westside of the City, and prefer a small/agile team, check out their website.
Chanelle Group - QC Compliance, maintenance technician, BOM Coordinator( maternity leave), Artwork Coordinator ( Loughrea)
Check out other opportunities at Integer, Surmodics ( Ballinasloe), Creganna/TE, Merit Medical , PPD ( Athlone), Johnson & Johnson aka Cerenovus opportunities here.
Lotusworks : Engineers, Quality technicians, manufacturing engineers, Software Test Engineers,Lab Test engineers and much more (Galway, and nationwide) check out their website.
Here are are some highlights of the newcomers at the Galway Jobs Expo :
IAC - Aircraft Spray painters (Shannon, Dublin and locations WW)
Summer Camp Jobs - CCUSA
Height For Hire : Height for Hire Operators , some part- time roles and engineers - contact for more info
RHS Home Care : Health Care Assistants across Galway/Galway County
Kirby - Construction related jobs such as project managers, quantity surveyors - applicants need to be flexible, as projects are nationwide
HP - Engineers, Graduates, sign up to alerts here or email
Genesys - Software related jobs - Transition Optical (Tuam) - check the pictures I took -; JFC - general Operators;RSA- Insurance claim handlers( knocknarra, Military - long list of army related jobs.
If you are in the group of 85% of people that hate(!) their job and are looking for help to make that career change, contact Frank Hynes at Jobchanger- tell him I sent you!
The fair was well organised however many companies were missing to have a balanced overview of the jobs in Galway.
Here are a few resources I recommend you check :
GRD : Weekly Free job Bulletin here (click on Job Bulletin on the top right)
Jobs in retail/restaurants/pubs in Galway City
Growremote for remote jobs , check out their guide here
and of course like my Facebook page with regular updates:)
85% of People Hate Their Jobs, Gallup Poll Says
The talent search is on
Skills shortage sends Irish employers on global hunt for staff
Non-EU workers offered €64,000 wages to help plug skill shortages
Soaring rent prices push 'living wage' up to €11.90 an hour -
Galway Companies in the news!
Latest News
Wayfair to add 200 new Galway jobs
SOTI to hire 150 at new Galway office and boost ‘Atlantic Economic Corridor’
MathWorks does its sums and adds 85 new jobs in Galway
Fintech Pip IT Global creates 25 new jobs in Galway
Galway supplement business investing €500,000 in manufacturing plant
Regional cities take strain from Dublin’s growing financial sector
Galway still sits on top of multinationals’ wishlists
US tech firm announces plans to move from Connemara to Galway city
Housing News
Revealed: Average cost of rent spirals to €1,094
New housing supply reaches nine year high in 2018, remains at half of estimated demand
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Greetings from Galway,
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Katleen Bell-Bonjean

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