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The last few months has been a time of change for us all. And many of our members have found themselves down staff for numerous reasons. And now, on top of all the duties of running a business, they now find themselves in dire need of staff both front of house and on the floor and are frantically trying to recruit.

There are many ways to skin a cat… and today, we want to tell you about just one of them!!

You can advertise your available positions for FREE with This free service helps people to get jobs and helps employers to connect with the right people.

What is is the Public Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection. They offer an online service that allows employers to advertise available positions and for job seekers to search for jobs. The Job Seeker can create a profile to match their skills and experience with available jobs.

This service is supported by the team as they provide expert guidance and resources to both jobseekers and employers. They can help you, the employer, to promote jobs and match your requirements to jobseeker profiles.

Who can use connects employers with people who are looking for work. It links anyone who is looking for employment, or thinking about changing job or career direction with employers who are advertising vacancies and actively hiring.  

How will I as an Employer benefit from using

  • Post your job for free
  • Register and Advertise 24/7
  • Avail of financial and accessibility support and grants
  • Access to the Irish and European public Employment services for free

European Employment Services (EURES) is part of EURES – the European Employment Service – which is a co-operation network formed by public employment services across Europe. All paid jobs advertised on also appear on the EURES jobs website at If you find it hard to recruit suitable staff in Ireland or want to broaden your skill base, EURES may be able to help.

Our EURES advisors across Europe can:

  • provide free expert advice on recruiting in Europe,
  • advertise and promote your vacancies in Europe,
  • give you access to jobseekers in other EU and EEA countries, and
  • offer financial supports for interview and relocation costs and language training.

For more information on EURES, visit

EmployAbility Service

EmployAbility is a nationwide recruitment advice service for the business community and people with disabilities. Your local EmployAbility service can give you access to a pool of potential employees with varying levels of skills, abilities and training.

International Employment Permits

It is a policy of our Government that jobs in Ireland should be offered first to suitably skilled Irish and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals. They should only be offered to non-EEA nationals if there are no suitable candidates within the EEA.

However, if you cannot find people with the skill sets you need within the EEA, you may be able to use 
employment permits to recruit people from outside the EEA.

Current Government policy is to issue employment permits for the employment of non-EEA nationals only for specific vacancies. You must advertise the vacancy on and EURES at least 28 days before you apply for an employment permit.

Customer support

The Customer Support team is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm if you need help to register for the service or require advice on other supports available. You can contact them by phone on 0818 111 112 or 01 248 1389 or by email

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