Brussels Job Day: opportunity for thousands of jobseekers to meet employers

05/10/2012 Brussels Job Day: opportunity for thousands of jobseekers to meet employers

The European Commission is organising its sixth Brussels Job Day in the Commission's Berlaymont headquarters on 6th October.

The event, which is one of the many Job Days organised throughout Europe, aims to showcase opportunities for jobseekers to link up with companies throughout the EU that want to recruit people, notably through the EURES network.

Jobseekers will be able to meet face to face and connect online with advisers from the EURES network to find out more about opportunities to live and work in another EU country.

This year's Job Day focuses on the growth sectors that the Commission identified in the April 2012 Employment Package: the green economy, healthcare and ICT-related jobs. There will be presentations by companies offering jobs in those three sectors and a panel discussion on ICT-related jobs.

A conference at the Job Day will focus on measures to help young jobseekers find work in another European country. It will present the pilot project "Your first Eures job" which provide practical support and EU financial aid to such mobile jobseekers.

The Commission is expecting around 10,000 participants at the Brussels Job Day. More than 60 companies and 30 institutions and organisations that encourage mobility have already confirmed their participation onsite.

The online feature introduced this year has attracted another 70 companies that will connect with thousands of jobseekers across Europe thanks to online video-chats and interviews. Onsite and online employers together offer more than 2000 jobs in more than 30 countries. Online visitors will also be able to follow live the presentations and panel discussions.

Practical details

People can pre-register and mark their interest for vacancies corresponding to their profiles, allowing them to maximise their chances for direct on-the-spot interviews onsite and online. Employers will have access to the CVs saved online before and during the interviews.

6 October - the European Job Day, Berlaymont building, Brussels, Belgium