Go West: WDC launches online jobs portal

In a bid to encourage employees and their families to move west for a better quality of life, the Western Development Commission (WDC) has launched a new online jobs portal called Westernjobs.ie.

The portal will help jobseekers find vacancies and open roles in counties like Roscommon and assist employers in guaging the availability and depth of skills they require.

The new portal is sure to provide a boost to the western region as more and more people continue to work remotely through the pandemic.

The WDC is encouraging these workers to make a permanent and viable move west, where they will be able to enjoy housing and living costs that are amongst the lowest in Ireland.

The new, free to use portal will give jobseekers the chance to land a new job and it will also give employers information on the talent pool available to them in a particular county.

There are currently roles available across sectors such as ecommerce, MedTech, IT and engineering in the Western region. Companies currently hiring include Boston Scientific, Cora Systems, GSK, Aran Biomedical, Abbott, Aerogen, Harmac Medical, SITA Aero, Intel, SL Controls, Frankli and Beckman Coulter.

The WDC recently launched a ‘More to Life’ campaign to showcase the excellent quality of life and career opportunities available to professionals who move to the region.

Commenting on the launch of the Westernjobs.ie portal, Western Development Commission CEO Tomás Ó Síocháin, said: “As well as senior roles that are currently open, westernjobs.ie will help to attract other employers looking for talent and allow those that move the opportunity to get their next move and, more importantly to build a career. The WDC is supporting the transition to remote work and remote working hubs toward balanced regional development, this will be the first step many will take in finding out that there is more to life on Ireland’s Atlantic Coast”.

Employers, including Co. Roscommon-based Harmac Medical Products, will also be using the new portal.

Ruth O’Donohoe, Human Resources Manager, Harmac Medical Products, said: “We are proud to support westernjobs.ie as an important destination for talented people seeking great careers in the western region, and in Co Roscommon in particular. As a showcase for employees and employers alike, we are delighted to be part of this initiative”.

For more, visit westernjobs.ie.