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175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East Point 


Friday, April 09, 2010 




175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East PointA jobs fair is set to be held at Dublin's East Point Business Park as five leading multinational companies look to fill 175 new job vacancies, it has been announced.

The advertised jobs, which include full-time positions and some part-time work, span a number of industries including IT, telecommunications, customer services, HR and pharmaceuticals.

Oracle, Conduit, Citrix, Quintiles and Peninsula are hoping to attract graduates and experienced professionals for the roles, which include positions in sales, finance, business development, clinical and commercial operations and technical support.

Matt Gallagher of East Point said: "We are pleased to be in a position to organise a jobs fair at East Point promoting 175 new job opportunities in an office park that already employs some 5,000 people."

"It's been a difficult 18 months for employers and people out of work, so it's reassuring to see that some of the companies based here are beginning to recruit again," he added.

The East Point Jobs Fair will take place on April 16th at the park, which is located in Dublin 3. ADNFCR-2470-ID-19712319-ADNFCR 




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