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Brussels Job Day set to attract pan-European online audience

The European Job Day (EJD), Brussels will take place on 6 October in the Belgian capital. One of the largest recruitment events in Europe, this European Commission/EURES organised Job Day will bring together jobseekers, employers, and employment professionals from all over Europe.
The 2011 Brussels EJD proved a great success and boasted more than 10 000 onsite visitors. This year, EURES, together with the European Commission aims to build on this existing success and to offer jobseekers and employers a day packed full of opportunities, accessible online, as well as onsite. The EJD Brussels will feature employers and job opportunities from all sectors but will include a special focus on green, healthcare, and ICT jobs.
Previous editions of the EJD Brussels have seen hundreds of employers – from SMEs to multinationals – descend on the capital city of Belgium. Some come with job vacancies to fill, others come to advertise their firms to jobseekers and size-up potential candidates, but all have one thing in common: they are interested in the growing talent pool of Europeans ready to take advantage of labour market mobility.
In addition to employers and jobseekers, EURES Advisers and employment professionals from all over Europe will be online to provide consultations and advice on recruitment and living/working in other European countries. Presentations will be held throughout the day by EURES Advisers, employment professionals, and employers on anything from the living and working conditions in one particular country, to job skills workshops, and even concrete recruitment processes.
Widening participation
This year’s EJD Brussels is effectively two events in one; the online will allow users logging on via the Internet to partake in almost all of the elements of the traditional onsite event; whilst the onsite counterpart event will cater to those who are able to be in Brussels on the day.
From the central EJD Brussels website registered online visitors will be able to:
  • Create a profile and upload a CV;
  • Search for open positions in the job database and indicate interest in a vacancy;
  • Visit the country pages for information on living and working abroad;
  • Watch the live web-cast of the event on 6 October, choosing from a number of different rooms broadcasting live;
  • Find out how to set-up live chats with employers/jobseekers/EURES Advisers on the day
The growing importance of the Internet and social media in the digital age along with transport constraints faced by European jobseekers/employers all encouraged EURES to develop the online EJD format. Beginning with an event in Manchester (UK) in 2011, the number of EJDs which have also taken place online has steadily increased and following on from the success of subsequent online editions in Aarhus (Denmark), and Glasgow (UK), many more EJDs across Europe will embrace this innovative format.
Read more:
Visit the European Job Days website
Find out more about the working and living conditions in different European countries on the EURES Job Mobility Portal
Search for a job in the EURES Job Database
Find out what EURES can do for employers

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