Huge demand forces Cork job expo to cancel online ticket sales

Published:  8 Mar at 6 PM
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Tagged: Jobs, Working Abroad
As reported by The Irish Examiner, the Working Abroad Exposition, which is due to launch in Cork tomorrow, was forced to cancel online ticket sales due to an unprecedented volume of demand. The expo, which aims to help people find jobs overseas, decided to stop advertising and cancel online tickets after learning lesions from the Dublin exhibition.

The RDS handles queues so extensive that gates closed down at 2:25pm to avoid any further admissions. Answering to criticism that the Dublin event was out of control, expo director, Stephen McLarnon, said that many people believed the Working Abroad Expo and the British Columbia construction group offering 300,000 construction positions were the same event.

Mr McLarnon said the British Columbia group had a stand while a few people from the construction group were on the stand. He denied having knowledge they were coming, saying there were many other participants with stand, so huge numbers for their table were not anticipated.

Mr McLarnon urged people planning to attend the expo to check the website and attend only if there was something which interested them. Over 800 tickets for the event have been pre-booked via the web, and the organisers are considering extending the opening hours.

The expo will feature 50 firm recruiting from the floor for positions across all industries, including construction, healthcare and farming sectors.

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