The Career Zoo South X South East recruitment event takes place in Waterford tomorrow highlighting a wide variety of high-end jobs in tech and life sciences available across the South East.
A report recently published by the Ireland South East Development Office found that the South East offers higher take home pay and a 67% lower cost of living compared to Dublin (a three-bed home averages at €200,000).
The region also boasts a €500 million investment in companies in the region in the last six months and 89% of people who have moved to the area are reported to be satisfied or very satisfied with their improved quality of life.
The event, which is run is in partnership with Crystal Valley Tech and supported by IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, will be a showcase of the very best sci-tech and professional services opportunities in the South East and surrounding regions and will feature more than 30 speakers.
Those attending will meet employers face-to-face and find out about re-locating and all the benefits on offer as well as getting an insider's view of some of the world's most innovative organisations – their cultures, careers and technologies.
There will be an opportunity to hear from tech leaders and attend panel discussions at the main stage. Areas include MedTech, AI, Back-end, Front-end, Fintech, Data, Cyber, DevOps and VR.
Employers such as The Agora Companies, Taxback Group, Vhi, Sun Life, Bausch & Lomb, Red Hat, EirGen and Carne Financial Group will be showcasing the hundreds of open roles they have on offer. Irishjobs.ie is the event’s talent partner. The event is taking place in The Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday July 20 from 11.00am to 4.30pm with an ‘after-party’ for all guests.
Speaking this week, Career Zoo Director, Brian Ó hOisín said, "There’s a huge tech ecosystem in the South East with national and multinational corporations offering great take home pay and opportunities for career advancement and upskilling. It’s a bit of a hidden gem, so we’re thrilled to showcase the buzzing tech industry in South East. With the cost of living significantly cheaper in all areas from house prices to childcare, it’s the perfect time to seek out work in the South East for a better cost of living and work life balance."