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#HomeForWork – National Recruitment Day to target people home from abroad for Christmas

#HomeForWork – National Recruitment Day to target people home from abroad for ChristmasDecember 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm FREE EVENT Home for Work’: Come back for Christmas, stay for a career A national recruitment day aimed at offering jobs to people home for the festive season is to take place on December 29. The recruitment day, which will be held in four different locations across the country, is part of the ‘Home for Work’ campaign, was launched on December 8 by its ambassador Hector Ó hEochagáin. “This is a really important campaign. After having travelled across the globe for years and met Irish people working abroad, we have to let these talented, skilled professionals know the country has turned the lights back on and that work and good jobs are out there once more,” said Mr Ó hEochagáin. “Let’s hope the country has turned the economic bend again and the road ahead looks good. We need to entice our Irish Home for Work, for their families and for their country.” Recruitment events will be held at the same time (from 10am to 1pm) in Cork, Athlone, Galway and Sligo on December 29. The free events are being run by Recruitment and HR Services Group Collins McNicholas, whose experts will be on hand to offer advice as well as job opportunities to people considering returning home. Collins McNicholas will be recruiting for a range of roles including Science Professionals, Engineers, Accountants, IT Specialists, Human Resource Professionals, Administration, Sales & Marketing. Attendees are asked to bring their CVs so they can be matched with opportunities available. There will also be advice on other aspects of settling back into living in Ireland – from tips on the property market to banking options. The events are aimed at Irish people living in Canada, Australia, the EU, the US and across the world who have been considering making the move back home. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of immigrants with Irish nationality in the year to April 2016 increased by more than 74 per cent on the previous 12 months. The events will take place from 10am to 1pm on December 29 at the Harbour Hotel in Galway; the Maryborough Hotel in Cork, the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone and the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo. EMPLOYER’S VIEW One company actively hiring is Fort Wayne Metals Ireland, based in Castlebar, Co Mayo, which has already created 20 new jobs this year, with at least another 40 planned over the next five years. “We are doubling our operations here in Castlebar with another 24,000 sq ft to be added to our facility. That means that we are actively hiring with the majority of the roles in the engineering and technical fields,” said Anthony McHale, Training & Development Manger, Fort Wayne Metals. “We have hired a number of people recently who have come home from abroad to work. There is definitely the feeling on the ground in places like Australia and Canada that there are great opportunities available here in Ireland for those who are thinking of returning home and I absolutely believe that is true.”  CASE STUDY: Fiona Collery and her husband, David, are an example of a couple who have finally made the move home to live and work. Originally from Sligo, Fiona had been working in Dublin when herself and David, then her boyfriend, had to emigrate during the downturn in 2009. They moved to Kent with the intention of staying for two years.  “Time just ticked on. We got married and before we knew it, we were there five years. When we had our son, Sean, in April 2015, we knew we finally wanted to realise our dream to come home,” says Fiona. “Things have changed since we left Ireland. The salaries are not as high as in the UK and the USC and property taxes had been introduced. But the real difference is the family support, the quality of life and the non-existent traffic. You couldn’t buy those things.” David is now working as a lecturer in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Fiona is Payroll Manager for Collins McNicholas. “I had been working as a financial accountant in Kent and went to Collins McNicholas to see what was available. They came back to me quite quickly to say they had an internal job if I was interested in that.  It was a good position and in my hometown of Sligo so I was delighted.” For more information CLICK...

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Coming home for Christmas…and making a plan to stay

It won’t be long now until we start reading articles in the national newspapers about Irish people returning home from abroad for Christmas.  The emotional scenes are well documented every year as emigrants and their families reunite at airports. For some, it’s been a couple of years since they last saw each other in person. It’s hard to read about, and even harder for those it affects. The emigrant doesn’t always get to call the shots. Distance, cost, having a family, and work commitments decide for most people when they get that chance to visit home. But for every joyous return we’ll read about in the coming weeks, there will be as many tearful farewells by the end of December when people return to their lives aboard. It’s the cruel twist in their Christmas stories. Perhaps you are one of those emigrants? At Collins McNicholas, we understand that taking it a step further and making the decision to move home permanently to Ireland is huge. It’s potentially a life changing decision for you. There will be a lot of ‘what if’ factors to be considered. And often it will be a case of ‘you won’t know until you try’. But one thing that you can do to mitigate how you eventually return home is to get good advice on job opportunities in Ireland. The new life and career you built for yourself abroad doesn’t need to end once you move home. The context might change in some cases, the weather definitely will! But the skills and experience you gained while abroad will more than help you to fit into...

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5 reasons to start your job search in December with Collins McNicholas!

December isn’t just a time for Christmas shopping, it is also the best time of year to shop around for a new job. You might think that December is a quiet month for companies while they focus on year-end activities, but thankfully the need for hiring doesn’t stop in the build up to Christmas. People are always on the move, and companies are always looking towards their next project. Job searching can take up a lot of time, and many people decide to wait until the New Year to kick off their job searches. But procrastinating now could cost you a missed opportunity in January. Our advice is to start searching now – get in contact with one of our Recruitment Consultants, connect with them on LinkedIn, send us an updated CV and start applying for jobs in the run up to Christmas. Need further convincing? Here are 5 good reasons why you should start your job search in December with Collins McNicholas: Reason 1: Companies want to hire now, not later. Regardless of the time of year, if a company needs to fill a role, they need to hire now. If a company needs to ramp up hiring for a project, they will need to hire straight away. If a role becomes vacant because someone has changed jobs, the company will need to fill that role quickly. If a role has been open for a number of months, companies will be anxious to fill that role before year end. So, if you see a newly posted job, you should assume that the company is actively recruiting and interviewing...

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