Kevin Humphreys TD., Minister of State for the Department of Social Protection, said at the official opening of the Mid-West JobShop this event was the largest jobs fair in Ireland.  With upwards of 600 jobs available on the day, Kevin Humphreys stated this being the Government’s National Employment Week, the JobShop event in Thomond Park Stadium offered most jobs; even more than the event in the RDS in Dublin.  The Minister then congratulated all involved in organising the event. During his tour of the many companies who had stands, the Minister confirmed many had said they had recruited people during the actual event.

Speaking after the event Ann Daly of ADM and event organiser said most companies had also gathered CVs for subsequent interviews.  “It was a huge success according to all the companies and they have confirmed their attendance next year”.