3rd October 2019: New Communities Partnership’s (NCP) Migrant Access Programme and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) are hosting the Migrant Expo and Job Fair from the 3rd of October at the Technological University Dublin, Aungier St. Dublin 2. This fair aims to help migrants find good quality employment and help employers access talented people they might otherwise miss.
BITCI run a number of employment programmes which helps marginalised people, including migrants, get back into employment. Earlier this year, it launched its Inclusive Employer Blueprint which looks at how companies authentically become more diverse and inclusive with its workforce and this job fair is supporting outreach to job seekers.
New Communities Partnership (NCP) is an independent national organisation of over 150 ethnic minority-led groups in Ireland that was set-up by its members 15 years ago with the mission to be an effective network, representing and empowering ethnic minority-led groups and individuals, at all levels, in order to influence positive change in policies that impact on their lives. For NCP, employability is a key aspect to ensure active citizenship and integration.
Minister for State David Stanton opened the job fair commenting, “I am delighted that I have the opportunity to support this Migrant Expo and Job Fair. It gives our new communities a great opportunity to interact with potential employers and the quality jobs that are available to them. It also helps to connect employers with a talented pool of people with diverse experiences and skills. Within the Government’s National Integration Strategy, employment is recognised as an essential step towards successful integration of migrants and their families, a key to ensuring they can reap the benefits of living in Ireland. I am therefore very pleased that government and EU integration funding is being used to support initiatives such as this.”
NCP and BITCI joined forces to bring to life a unique event that will create a tailor-made space for migrants to access information and supports and will allow them to connect with employers, recruiters and relevant organisations in the job market. Most importantly, it will offer an opportunity for companies and recruitment agencies to meet with highly skilled and multilingual migrant professionals from different sectors.
With this event, both organisations also aim to present the positive impact of organisations working towards migrant employability in Ireland and to highlight the importance of inter-agency collaboration for the social inclusion and integration of migrants.
Over 20 companies are exhibiting at the Expo including Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, Momentum Support, Dublin Bus, Compass and Actavo as well as others including CPL, Noel Recruitment, The Morrison Hotel, Paypal, Public Jobs, The Care Team and Autodesk.