12th Feb 2020

2.00 – 8.00 pm

Midlands Park Hotel,

Portlaoise.

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Get face to face with Local Employers showcasing

100s of Job Opportunities across a variety of sectors.

The #LaoisJobsFair event will showcase the hundreds of high-quality jobs on offer in leading companies located across the county. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for the thousands of people who leave the county facing long commutes, to come face to face with employers.

It will take place in the Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise, on 12th February 2020, 2 pm- 8 pm.

There will also be a separate area housing several co-working hubs, which are becoming increasingly popular throughout Co. Laois as well as interview rooms for jobseekers and employers alike.

#LaoisJobsFair is an event organised by the Laois Chamber of Commerce.

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An opportuntity for you to come face to face with 30+ top employers in Laois

A range of local business such as Glanbia Cheese EU, Greenfield Global, Plaza Group, First Ireland Spirits, Supermacs, Enva, CJ Sheeran and Fingelton White will highlight job offerings available across a wide range of sectors.

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What you need to know to increase your success rate…

By preparing a professional, up-to-date CV, researching companies in advance, dressing to impress and meeting as many employers as possible on the day – you will ensure to put your best foot forward and significantly increase your chances of success at the forthcoming Laois Jobs Fair. Best of luck to anyone who is attending and hopefully the event will provide exciting new opportunities for local job-seekers to work in the local community.

Laois Jobs Fair Exhibitor Profiles:

Greenfield Global

Greenfield Global is a leading producer and supplier of high-value, mission-critical raw materials, ingredients, and additives that are vital to businesses and integral to a lower-carbon economy. We own and operate four distilleries, three specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and two next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centres.  The new 40,900 square feet manufacturing facility in Portlaoise will be constructed in the IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park and is expected to be operational in Q2, 2020. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA and is expected to create 75 high-quality jobs over the next five years.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  • Quality Assurance Specialist (5-7 years experience QA)
  • Quality control supervisor (5-7 years experience QA)
  • Microbiologist (3-5 years experience)
  • Lab Technicians (3-5 years experience testing, instrumentation knowledge)
  • Office Manager (3-5 years experience HR/Accounting/Office)
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Supervisor (3-5 years experience
  •  Production Supervisors (3-5 years experience)
  •  Production Operators (3-5 years experience Manufacturing operators
  • Warehouse Operators
  • Office /Admin / Reception (1-3 years experience)
  • Customer Care / Logistics

Glanbia Cheese EU

Glanbia Cheese EU is part of the Glanbia Cheese family and is jointly owned by Leprino Foods and Glanbia plc. We provide custom mozzarella cheese making solutions to companies in over 30 countries around the world. We are building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Portlaoise which will have an ultimate production capacity of 45,000 tons per annum. We anticipate being operational mid 2020 supplying world class products to customers across the EU with approximately 78 jobs being created in the process. If you are looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage then ours is a journey you will want to share!

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  • Finance.
  • Engineering.
  • Operations.
  • Quality.

NUVO Recruitment

Nuvo Recruitment have been providing temporary staff across the Leinster region since our establishment in 2010. We aim to provide an accountable, innovative recruitment service that carefully considers each placement assigned to us. Our focus is on the people in business, we recognise the importance of having the right team in place in your organisation. We therefore work closely with both clients and candidates, gaining a deep understanding of their requirements in order to foster great working relationships. We strongely believe that the key to a happy workforce is a combination of job satisfaction and a healthy work-life balance so we will always strive to match the best candidate to the best role.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Agency Healthcare Assistants.
  • Mutli Task Attendants.

First Ireland Spirits

Established in 1993, First Ireland Spirits produces Irish cream liqueurs for some of the world’s largest retailers and drinks companies. Our sales in thirty-three countries make us the largest Irish owned producer of Irish Cream liqueur and Irish Country Cream beverages in the world. First Ireland Spirits performs its nimble magic upon a pastoral canvas near the village of Abbeyleix in County Laois.  Rural as the setting is, our home is anything but rustic. Our state-of-the-art facility is capable of blending and bottling our ever-increasing variety of premium Irish beverages. Do you have what it takes to work for one of the fastest-growing drinks companies in the world?

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Machine Operators.
  • Process Operators.
  • Lab Technician.
  • Plant Fitter.

Enva

As a leading provider of waste management and resource recovery solutions, Enva operates across 30 facilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, employing over 1500 people. We  manage a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials from industrial, commercial and municipal customers and create valuable products for re-use in manufacturing and energy conversion. A career at Enva is a career full of potential. As an ambitious and growing organisation, and a leading provider of Recycling & Resource Recovery solutions, our credentials speak for themselves.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Business Manager.
  •  Projects / Contracts Manager.
  • Graduate Engineer.
  • Internal Auditor.
  • Driver / General Operative.
  • Administration / Customer Service.
  • HR Generalist.
  • HSEQ Specialist.

Nostra

At Nostra we develop the solution, identify the best technology, implement it, support it, and maintain it with a range of trusted and proven skills in Data Infrastructure, Managed IT Services, Cloud, Networking and Security, and Contract Resourcing. We are positioned to grow and help our clients grow, offering them the kind of service that we would want. We offer careers to ambitious professionals who care about both themselves and our customers. Empowerment, engagement & coaching underpin our culture. We strive to create an environment that is supportive and loyal, and we are committed to staff well-being.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  • IT Engineers.
  • Account Manager.
  • Senior IT Infrastructure and Network engineers.
  • Service Co-ordinator.
  • Support Engineers.

CJ Sheeran

CJ Sheeran is a name synonymous with the Irish timber industry.  Over the past 25 years the business has grown to be Ireland’s largest manufacturer of timber packaging and pallets.  Headquartered in Mountrath, Co. Laois and with a number of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution depots across the country, CJS supplies Ireland and the UK’s diverse network of pallet consumers with a premium quality, accredited packaging solution.  We are currently undergoing exceptional growth and now a variety of excellent opportunities for the right candidates to join a progressive and dynamic company.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Production Operatives x 8.
  • Sales Administrator x 2.
  • Logistics Co-ordinator.
  • Receptionist / Office Administrator.

Fingleton White

Fingleton White provide engineering design services to industry throughout Ireland and the UK. We operate across multiple sectors including Natural Gas, CHP, Biofuels, Water and Solar. If you are interested in solving problems and delivering solutions that work, Fingleton White want to meet you. Getting the fundamentals right is the cornerstone of our work. By understanding what the customer needs, we can give better choices. Our projects range from technical and commercial feasibility studies through to EPC and turnkey construction. We are prepared to back our ideas with Design Build Own & Operate solutions. Our track record of delivering lasting solutions means our projects have saved over 2 million tonnes of carbon. Fingleton White are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team.

If you are interested in solving problems and delivering solutions that work, stop by our stand and say hello.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Graduate Engineers.
  • Design Engineers.
  • Senior Design Engineer.

The Heritage

The Heritage opened its doors in June 2005 and offers a sophisticated elegance with impeccable hospitality set in the pastoral Laois Countryside. The Heritage offers one of the foremost experiences of Spa Hotels in Ireland. The Heritage is popular for both Leisure and Business Travel and caters for Exhibitions, Small Meetings, Wonderful Family Celebrations, large and small Conferences, and, of course Elegant Weddings. Candidates for positions at The Heritage should show excellent attention to detail, good communication and time-keeping skills.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  • Food and beverage assistants.
  • Bat tenders.
  • Kitchen Porters.

Imagine

We are an Irish company delivering much-needed broadband with speeds of up to 150MB to homes, businesses and communities across regional and rural Ireland. We are building a smarter, more intelligent 5G ready Fixed Broadband Network which we will use to connect areas quicker across the country to high-speed broadband. High-speed broadband also allows Agile Working, giving employees the option of working at home and cutting out your commute. With over 200 locations launched, we’re already covering more than 800,000 premises across 32,000 townlands throughout regional and rural Ireland. The continued growth and expansion of our network creates great opportunities for the right candidates to join our team.
We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines such as:
  • Field Sales.
  • Installers.
  • Desk Account Manager.
  • Service Delivery.
  • RF Engineer.

Midlands Park Hotel

The 4 Star Midlands Park Hotel, situated in the heart of the Midlands, prides itself on professional service and a warm welcome.  Designed to reflect style and planned with meticulous care to deliver service excellence, this hotel has earned itself the reputation of being one of the most sought-after hotels in Laois and Irelands Ancient East. Nestled in the heart of Portlaoise Town, this sophisticated urban setting is perfect for business and leisure guests. The Property is located just off the M7 and beside bus and train station.  This Hotel will be the host venue for the Laois Jobs Fair Event.  If you have a passion for high-quality customer service and want to be part of our experienced team, come speak to us at the event.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  • Food and beverage assistants.
  •  Linen Porters.
  •  Conference Porters.
  •  Accommodation assistants.

Nua Healthcare

Nua Healthcare is one of Ireland’s leading Care Providers. We provide Residential, Supported Living, Day and Community Outreach Services to both Children and Adults with a range of complex support requirements. At Nua Healthcare, we are proud to offer high standards of service and care.  Renowned for offering some of the best facilities in the country; our residential accommodation combines modern state-of-the-art facilities with beautiful outdoor environments. Our team bring a wealth of experience in supporting individuals [Children and Adults] with a range of complex needs. Nua Healthcare offers an inspiring and rewarding career choice through supporting employees to maximise their potential at every opportunity, whilst striving to offer an excellent work-life balance.

We are currently looking for employees for the following jobs:

  • Social Care Workers.
  • Assistant Support Workers.

Solas

SOLAS’ functions are to manage, co-ordinate and support the delivery of this integrated Further Education and Training by the Education and Training Boards (ETBs). Apprenticeships are currently available and are being developed across a wide range of industries and sectors. Apprenticeships currently available include those in Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality and Motor. Apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills in a chosen occupation. Apprenticeships open exciting and rewarding careers, with learning grounded in the practical experience of undertaking a real job. Apprenticeship has long been an accelerator for individual and corporate development in Ireland. Come speak to us at the event to learn more.

Powerpoint Engineering

Powerpoint Engineering is involved primarily in Electrical Test, Monitoring and Safety related products, services and training. Based in Portlaoise our clients include High Energy users such as data centres, generating stations, utility companies and large manufacturing plants in Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.  We are committed to quality and with significant in-house technical knowledge, we provide our team with the opportunity for self-development and career progression with support for future education and training. We are always looking to recruit high calibre people to join our expanding company, particularly those with specific experience and qualifications in High Voltage, Electrical Safety and Electrical Test Equipment.

Supermac’s

The first Supermac’s opened its door in 1978 on Main Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Since that first opening Supermac’s restaurants have become a firm fixture in towns and cities around Ireland. Today Supermac’s is the largest indigenous fast food restaurant group with a policy of continued expansion and growth. Supermac’s operates over 120 outlets nationwide, including several Plazas. The Supermac’s Group employs in excess of 4,000 people. At Supermac’s Ireland Ltd we believe employees are our biggest strength.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Assistant Manager – Supermacs.
  • Supervisor – Supermac’s/Papa Johns/Supersubs.
  • Full & Part time Catering Staff.
  • Full & Part time lobby hosts.
  • Night Time Cleaners.
  • Macs Place Deli & Carvery Area.
  • Deli Manager.
  • Deli Cook.
  • Deli Chef.
  • Baker.
  • Full & Part time Deli Staff.
  • Barista.

The Plaza Group

The Plaza Group is one of Ireland’s leading independent motorway and primary route services group. The Plaza Group was formed by the managing directors of Supermac’s, Pat and Úna McDonagh who have over 40 years’ experience in the sector offering world class food and retail services. Our core brands include the iconic Supermac’s, Papa John’s Pizza and the delicious SuperSubs outlets as well Mac’s Diners and our Baristas. The Plaza Group aim to open the new Junction 17 Portlaoise Plaza in May 2020, employing an estimated 100 staff members.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Retail/Forecourt.
  • Assistant Manager – Retail & Forecourt.
  • Supervisor – Retail & Forecourt.
  • Full & Part time Retail & Forecourt Staff.
  • Goods Inwards Supervisors.
  • Retail – Night Hatch Supervisors.
  • Maintenance Person.
  • Cash Office Coordinator – Part Time.

Killeshin Hotel

The Killeshin offers the Midlands a new vision in hospitality, a luxury four Star Hotel, contemporary in style with roots in the past where service and genuine hospitality are a given. Featuring 88 well-appointed bedrooms, duplex Cedar bar, Cedar rooms restaurant, Zest health club and 15 meeting rooms. Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise is ideally located at the edge of Portlaoise town, a half kilometre from the M7, N7 and N8 and only 45 minutes from Dublin, making this venue a most accessible location. At Só Hotels, we invest in people, providing clear professional growth including team and management development. We believe great hospitality is provided by great people!

Alpha Wireless

Founded in 2007 in Ballybrittas, Co Laois, Ireland. Over 12 years on we have expanded operations to the US and Australia. The Alpha Wireless brand serves the entire wireless industry with antenna solutions covering macro to small cell solutions. We export to 22 countries worldwide. At Alpha Wireless we have a clear vision for the future of next-generation telecommunications networks. This has been developed over many years of research and development in the telecommunications industry and continuous engagement with our customers and key stakeholders. We are known innovators in the wireless industry, and our customers expect creative antenna solutions from us that lead the market. Our expectation is that employees will maintain can-do attitudes, we are looking for talented people with that mentality to join our team.

We are interested in meeting:

  • RF Engineers.
  • Mechanical Engineers.
  • Sales Relationship Managers.

Glamping Under The Stars

Glamping Under the Stars is an award-winning, family-owned boutique glampsite located just outside Ballyroan in Co. Laois. We offer luxurious glamping holidays in a mix of gorgeously quirky accommodation including: bell tents, hand-built wooden lodges and a shepherd’s hut. All accommodations are furnished with proper beds, linen, electric light, and pretty décor inside. Facilities include our self-catering ‘Glamp House’ kitchen/dining cabin, a BBQ deck, seated campfire area, and hotel style bathrooms. We are seeking hardworking, reliable & friendly part-time cleaning staff to help us maintain our high standards & warm welcome throughout the glamping season.

We are looking for several new crew members to join our team on a seasonal basis such as:

  • Cleaning/Housekeeping (x3)

Shorrt Recruitment

Shortt Recruitment Consultants has been established in Portlaoise since 2002. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and professional recruitment service for clients in the Midlands region. Our success since the business was first developed is based on a commitment from all at Shortt Recruitment to providing a best of class, straightforward, easy to use service that delivers results for our valued candidates and clients. For our candidates it is free service to register and meet with one of our consultants for a preliminary interview and career discussion. We are currently aiming to fill positions in Warehousing, Industrial, Sales, Administration and Finance.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines:

  •  Quality Assurance Engineer.
  • Centre Director/Director of Operations.
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor.
  • Part-time Accounts Assistant.
  • Braiser/Welder.
  • Yard Operative/Fork-lift Driver.
  • Lorry Driver.

Mc Donalds

At McDonald’s Portlaoise we’re proud to employ great people who are passionate about their jobs, however they are all different. Some want to improve their prospects and develop a career. There are plenty of opportunities to progress, just ask any of our Managers in the Portlaoise store all of whom started out here working as Crew. Others want a job that fits around their studies or family life and some just want to earn a bit of extra cash working with good, friendly people at a place where they can grow. Everyone who works here wants and needs different things and no matter who you are, what you need and where you’re going, McDonald’s can be a part of it. Talk to our team here today to discover what McDonalds can do for you.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Crew Member Role.
  • Customer Experience Leader.

iRadio

iRadio was established in February 2008 and is a dominant media force across fifteen counties in the West, North West, Midlands and North East of Ireland. The award-winning radio station has circa 368,000 adults listening each week and continues to go from strength to strength within the Irish Media Landscape. We broadcast in Ireland to Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Laois, Offaly, Kildare and worldwide via our apps and iRadio.ie.
We are now looking for new staff members to join our iTeam and continue our commercial success to date.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions in our new promotional team.

Thomasina Connell & Company Solicitors

Thomasina Connell & Company Solicitors is based in Portlaoise, Co. Laois and was established in 2016. Our firm is young, progressive, and forward thinking. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services, where we focus on efficient, personable, client-focused legal solutions. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service; our clients are of paramount importance to us. The firm was established by Thomasina Connell, a native of Ballybrittas, Co. Laois who has over ten years’ experience in a wide and varied range of legal practice having worked in several of the most well-regarded legal firms in Leinster. We are interested in meeting people with legal experience who are excited about joining an expanding Laois based firm.

We are looking to meet people who would be interested in positions such as:

  • Legal Secretary.
  • Legal Executive.
  • Legal Admin.

VIMAR

VIMAR Digital Marketing

VIMAR is a Digital Marketing Agency based in Portlaoise. We strive to be a highly creative team with a true passion for delivering marketing success. Our growing team have experience across a wide range of marketing disciplines allowing us to offer a complete range of services.  We currently focus on providing excellent results in the following areas – Branding, Website Design/Development, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Content Production (Written, Graphic and Video), Social Media Marketing and Online Advertising. We are interested in speaking with people that have some marketing qualifications or experience in professional digital marketing. If you have the skills and want to work in an ambitious Laois based creative agency, come chat with our team on the day. Be Visible, Be Vivid, Be with VIMAR.

We are looking for employees across a range of disciplines such as:

  • Part-time Social Media Marketer.
  • Part-time Advertising Marketer.
  • Part-time Digital Marketing Executive.

For jobs with VIMAR Digital Marketing you are advised to send CV’s and follow up correspondance to Alastair or the Team:

Website: www.vimar.ie

Office Landline: 057 850 9060

Email: info@vimar.ie

FB: VIMAR

Sparrow Insurances Limited

Sparrow Insurances Limited is 100% wholly-owned Irish Insurance Brokerage with offices based in the midlands, in Portlaoise, Roscrea, Nenagh & Thurles.   We are members of the Irish Brokers Association and carry Professional Indemnity Insurance. We endeavour to offer unique and individually tailored insurance products for our customers. We cover a range of Insurance packages such as Life, Business, Farm, Pensions and Home insurance. We have a range of career opportunities available so if you are interested in a career in Insurance and believe you have what it takes to be a part of our team, we’d love to meet you on the day.

We are eager to meet energetic individuals who are keen to further their careers with a progressive Company and who are working towards / attained the necessary qualifications in the following Areas;

  • Life & Pensions.
  • Commercial Account Executive.
  • Personal Lines customer Service.
  • Finance.

Internal Results

Headquartered in Laois, Ireland and with a global team of professionals we provide multi-channel sales & marketing solutions for B2B organizations worldwide to drive full-funnel leads and increase pipelines. Our team of experienced technology sales and marketing executives help companies achieve significant ROI by creating a sustainable, quantifiable and profit-driven lead generation strategy. Work with our dynamic team to develop and refine your skills in a collaborative environment. We’re always looking to welcome high-performing, talented individuals who want to be part of our successful team.

We have a particular interest in speaking to people who may have telemarketing skills and who may have the ability to speak additional languages, and who whould me interested in positions such as:

  • HR / Operations Role – Part time, 2/3 days per week.
  • German Speaking Telemarketing Agent.
  • French Speaking Telemarketing Agent.
  • Telemarketing Agents – Normal Hours, Evening shift and Night shift.
  • Any other language skills would also be relevant.

Martley’s

Martley’s of Portlaoise is a reputable family run transport business, established and serving the Midlands for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on our service, punctuality, cleanliness and reliability. Martley’s have a large range of excellently maintained buses and coaches which are supported by a highly experienced maintenance team who keep our fleet moving and ensure each coach is in top condition. All our buses and coaches surpass current regulations as set down by the Department of Transport including seat belts and are driven only by experienced, capable and responsible drivers. At Martley’s we are always looking for the best candidates to join our growing team. If you believe you have what it takes, come speak to us at the event.

We are looking to meet people who would be interested in positions such as:

  • Tour Manager.
  • Coach Drivers/Tour Guide.
  • Service Bus Drivers.
  • Roll on/Roll off Freight Sales Person.
  • International Transport Logistics Co-Ordinator.

Mochua Print

Mochua Print and Design was established in January 2009 by Eilish Cashin from Laois and Sandra Redden from Newbridge. Having a combined 60 years of experience in Business Development, Marketing and Printing, it was a natural transition when we set up Mochua Print & Design together. Our services include Graphic Design, Wide Format Print, Retail Print, Mail Marketing, Corporate Print and Vehicle Graphics. We currently have a staff of seventeen, between full time, part-time and seasonal workers. Our customer base includes Local Authorities, HSE, Education and Training Boards, GAA, Irish League of Credit Unions, private hospitals, non-government organisations & charities, a wide range of small and medium enterprises and have recognised Global Expertise in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Sector. We are currently looking to expand our workforce here in Laois, so come meet us on the day and learn more about jobs at Mochua Print.

We are looking to meet people who would be interested in positions such as:

  • Admin / Accounts.
  • Graphic Design.

Net Support

NetSupport is an award winning IT Support company based in Portlaoise. Having gained a reputation for excellent customer service and technical knowledge, we now provide IT maintenance and support services to over 150 SMEs across Ireland in various sectors such as Engineering, Retail, Manufacturing, Arts, Pharmaceutical and the Healthcare Industry.  We specialise in the areas of IT hardware, networking and security and provide full turnkey support solutions for Irish business by providing outsourced IT departments. If you are interested in a career at an expanding IT security company, come speak with us on the day.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Junior IT Support Engineer.
  • Trainee IT Engineer (Intern).
  • Senior IT Support Engineer.

Laois County Council

LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL (Comhairle Contae Laoise) is the local authority responsible for housing, regeneration, planning and development, community development, amenity, culture, climate action, roads and transportation, water, environment, emergency services and library service for County Laois.  The council employs 530 staff across the various services and departments.  The council has 19 democratically elected members (councillors) who performs their reserved functions and Chief Executive John Mulholland who performs the executive (administrative) functions and together both the members and executive work to deliver essential services, plans and infrastructure for the county.  We offer careers to professionals and talented individuals who wish to work in the public sector and serve the citizens of Laois.

We are currently looking for candidates for positions such as:

  • Assistant Planner
  • Executive Planner
  • Water and Sewerage Caretaker Grade III
  • Technician Grade 1
  • Retained Fire Fighter
  • Health Ireland CountyCo-ordinator
  • Assistant Staff Officer
  • Librarian (temporary)

For jobs with the local council you are advised to check the following for advertisements regarding job vacancies: –

Website: www.laois.ie

Local paper and Irish Independent

Email: humanresources@laoiscoco.ie

fb: laois county council

JSD Contracting

JS Dooley Contracting Limited trading as JSD Contracting (JSD) operates as a general building contractor with its head office in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Established in 2006 as a small construction company and with a gradually increasing turnover each year we are well positioned to undertake each construction project we tender. JSD has undertaken work throughout Ireland in a range of different sectors, we have obtained much of our work through repeat business and are strongly focused on maintaining a lasting relationship with our clients. A career at JSD is a career full of potential. As an ambitious and growing organisation, our credentials speak for themselves. We are always searching for talented and focused individuals who share our passion.

We are interested in speaking to applicants in regard to filling the following positions:

  • Contracts Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Purchasing Manager

Laois Partnership

Laois Partnership Company delivers a range of economic, community development, rural and social inclusion services to small businesses, community groups and individuals in County Laois.  This work is largely delivered through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022, the Rural Development Programme (previously LEADER) as well as many complementary programmes and initiatives. We were formed in 2008 and are one of over fifty Local Development Companies in Ireland.  We offer continued support to Employers within Laois and to potential employees through Mentoring/Coaching/Training for our clients. Apart from Jobs Club Training we also offer funding for Small Businesses, Community Groups and individuals.  We would be delighted to speak with people attending the Laois Jobs Fair and introduce our wide range of supports available.

Laois Hub Collective

2020. What a time to change how we work, create and collaborate. We are in the 3rd industrial revolution – The Sharing Economy, and already Laois Hub Collective is ahead of the curve. LHC is a collaboration of businesses & digital hubs located in Laois who have everything needed to innovate, develop and scale up. Whether your needs are to support remote and co-working employees, need industrial or training units, meet in creative spaces or incubate your business idea, Laois Hub Collective can do it all.  This collaboration of hubs provides state of the art facilities, high speed connectivity, staff facilities and free parking for individuals, start-ups and organisations choosing to work in Laois while each individual hub provides different locations and configurations to meet the client’s individual requirements. Join us at the Jobs Fair Event and open your work life to new possibilities.

LOETB

Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board. We offer a range of post leaving certificate courses, apprenticeships and traineeships. ETB schools and colleges are state schools, that are welcoming of all students and are constantly working to ensure excellence in education. If you are interested in any of our programs and services in one of our schools, centres, or community settings, we would be happy to help you on your journey through education. We offer a range of new apprenticeships since 2016. These new-style apprenticeships can lead to an award ranging between Level 5 and Level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications. If you think you have what it takes, come and chat with us on the day.

Dawn Meats

One of Europe’s leading food processing companies, Dawn Meats is the supplier of choice to a range of leading super market, food service and restaurant businesses, exporting to 50 countries worldwide. Dawn Meats has evolved to become a highly integrated production, sales, marketing and distribution operation, supplying a quality range of beef & lamb carcase, primal cuts, burger patties & added value slow cooked products to over 50 overseas markets. With sales offices & distribution partners positioned globally, we offer a close relationship with all our retail, foodservice & manufacturing customers, continually striving to serve their requirements as efficiently as possible. We are looking for dynamic, hardworking and ambitious operatives to join our talented team and contribute to the development and growth of the company. At Dawn Meats our people are our strength and are a key element in building our top-class team. We seek general operatives both skilled and un-skilled across a number of our sites.

  • General Operative
  • Butchers / Skilled knife operators
  • Apprentice fitters

LSM

Our world view is simple: manage our waste better, make our world better. That’s why we’ve dedicated the last two decades to innovating and engineering the most reliable and efficient waste balers available, so we can help our customers better manage their waste compaction, disposal and recycling. All LSM machines are designed and manufactured at our cutting-edge facility in Portlaoise, Ireland, where we can customise individual machines as well as large waste solutions for our global customers. With our focus firmly on reliability, efficiency and innovation, and with 20 years of experience behind us, we work closely as a team to endeavour to make the world’s best balers. We are gearing up for another busy year and have some key positions to fill over the next few months.

If you’re interested in joining the LSM team, come talk with us at the Laois Jobs Fair.

  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing assistant
  • Service Manager
  • Welders
  • Fabricators
  • Graduate Programme
  • Apprentice – Welders
  • Apprentice – Electro hydraulics

Greenfeet

Headquartered in Emo, Laois, Greenfeet provides lawn care service in ten counties throughout Ireland. Greenfeet helps you create a moss-free, green lawn you can enjoy. Whether your lawn is a 50 square foot domestic garden, a pristine golf course or a pitch, the Greenfeet team has the experience and passion for lawn care to get your lawn the way you want it within budget. Greenfeet is one of Ireland’s leading lawn care specialists. Between them, the Greenfeet team has over 100 years of experience. Each team member is highly professional, energetic and passionate to make your lawn the best it can be. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, your welcome to come and chat with us on the day.

We are currently recruiting for roles such as:

  • Lawn Care Operatives

Local Enterprise Office Laois

Local Enterprise Office Laois  is the First Stop Shop  for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in the county.   They support local enterprises in many different ways to encourage a thriving and sustainable local economy.  Its staff are available to meet with businesses to discuss their business needs and  have access to a broad range of business contacts and experts who can add real value to local enterprises.  Businesses  can contact them directly to discuss their business idea or development needs on 057-8661800. We will be available on the day to talk to anyone that would like to learn more about our support services.

Ortus

Set up in 2008, we now have a dedicated team of professionals in Dublin, Cork, Laois & London working hard for small and medium-sized enterprises, many with multiple sites, offices or shops. At Ortus, service is our focus. We take pride in understanding your business and how our IT services can deliver short-term help and long-term stability and peace-of-mind. We guarantee free unlimited support and training as well as a 2-hour response. We offer free site surveys and consultancy, as well as a money-back guarantee on all our installations and solutions. We promise you’ll get straight-talking IT knowledge and expertise from a committed service provider. Ortus represents the new way to provide IT services and we have the skills, experience and personnel to back this up. Do you think you could be part of the Ortus team? Come speak to us at the Laois jobs fair.

We are currently recruiting for roles such as:

  • Sales Administrator Role
  • Accounting Role
  • IT Engineers at different levels

Actavo

We are an engineering solutions company with global reach. Our name Actavo, inspired by the Latin word ‘Actus’ meaning performance and action is more than just a name. It is a reflection of our active spirit, our bold ambitious drive and our commitment to performance excellence. We are an energised company, operating in diverse and demanding markets, offering a breadth of services, from energy to events, business support to building solutions, communications to construction. Our combination of experience, technical expertise, commercial capabilities and determination to deliver, enable our clients to grow and prosper.

We are currently looking to find candidates to fill positions such as:

  • Field Surveyors
  • Sky installation engineers
  • Overhead cabling technicians
  • Splicing technicians

National Learning Network

We provide a range of flexible training courses for people who have experienced a setback, have had an accident, a mental health issue, an illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs. We are the largest private provider of personalised education, training and employment services in Ireland. We can help with the transition from school to the adult environment, with access to vocational training, support with getting a job, recovery and wellness, improving people’s health, enhancing the quality of life and achieving successful inclusion in the community. NLN’s services are aligned to international best practice models of social and vocational rehabilitation. We deliver over 140 accredited vocational training programmes at levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the (QQI) Quality and Qualifications Framework supporting students to reach their educational potential. Your welcome to come and chat with us on the day if you are interested in our services.

National Ploughing Association

As we prepare for the 89th Annual National Ploughing Championships, we are looking to recruit some more members to our team.  These roles are outlined below:

FULL TIME ANNUAL CONTRACT

The suitable candidate will  have:

  • A minimum of 2 year’s experience using an accounts package (preferably Big Red Cloud)
  • to generate invoices &  credit notes and reconciliation of monthly supplier statements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of  VAT returns, PAYE/PRSI returns, VIES returns
  • Experienced at data entry of purchases, sales and bank using Big Red Cloud
  • Extensive knowledge of using Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Ability to learn quickly, work under pressure and work as part of a team
  • Flexibility of working overtime when required (approx.. 5/6 weeks per annum)
  • ACCOUNTS POSITION 3 MONTH TRIAL PERIOD

 PLUS

FULL TIME TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION POSITION (5/6 months)

 Must have extensive knowledge of using Excel, Outlook and Word (min. years working knowledge)

  • (proficiency on an accounts package preferably Big Red Cloud Accounts Package an advantage)
  • Be comfortable taking responsibility for projects and manage deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly, work under pressure and work as part of a team
  • Be flexible to work overtime when required (approx. 5/6 weeks per annum
  • Self motivated – strong work ethic and excellent multitasking abilities

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