The Australia Employment Expo 2011 takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.
The event organisers, Event Management International claim over 1,200 jobs in Australia are on offer to Irish people at the expo.
The expo aims to bring together Australian employers from a variety of sectors with Irish workers looking for a move overseas. Employers from mining, oil and gas, construction (including engineering and architecture), health and IT will be in attendance.
Western Australia’s Minister for Energy, Training and Workforce Development, Peter Collier has welcomed the initiative.
“Initiatives like this will help both Australia and Ireland and we encourage Australian employers to support this initiative to assist with their skills requirements,” he said.
“The Australian Government has allocated 125,850 skilled migration visas towards Australia’s immigration intake for 2011-12, and I expect a significant number of these to result in migration to Western Australia.”
Over 7,500 people are expected to attend the two day event, which costs €10 to pre-register or €15 on the door.
Job interviews will be conducted at the expo via video link-up.
The event offers Irish people the opportunity to find out more information about working in Australia, such as how to apply for a working visa, healthcare, travel insurance and moving information.