A new survey conducted by Jobs Expo Cork has found that 37% of jobseekers in Cork have considered leaving the city in order to secure employment.
The survey also illustrates the difficulties many of those are facing in finding a job close to home, with more than half (53%) of Cork job-seekers having applied for up to five jobs, a fifth applying for more than five jobs, and 11% having applied for more than 21 jobs.
While 37% have considered moving from Cork for work, a further 23% say they might consider moving in the future. Sixty six percent cited better employment opportunities (66%) as the main reason for moving, with 12% wanting to be closer to family and friends.
The survey was carried out in October, with 61% of the survey respondents originally from Cork; 19% were from elsewhere in Ireland and 20% from overseas.
Jobs Expo Cork is taking place on Saturday 17th November in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. As the leading jobs and careers event in Munster, it will feature some of the largest employers in Ireland and showcase hundreds of active job opportunities. It is a free event that will be of interest to anyone looking to meet leading employers in the region.
Speaking this week, Bronagh Cotter from Jobs Expo said, "Our survey results highlight some of the difficulties facing jobseekers in Cork in securing employment. People are often thinking about new employment options at this time of year, and events like Jobs Expo Cork allow them to access all kinds of useful information in one convenient location. Anyone attending will have the chance to speak directly to leading employers in the region and find out all everything they need to know to find the role that suits their requirements."