Sligo Set for Tech Recruitment Drive

A major tech and biotech recruiting event hosted by Career Zoo is taking place in Sligo this October.The aim of Tech on the Wild Atlantic Way is to connect employers with world-class tech talent who are interested in working and living in the west, north-west and midlands.

Tech and biotech workers are increasingly finding themselves priced out of the housing market in Dublin and the east coast, with soaring rents and house prices gobbling up their disposable income.

Towns outside of Dublin have enjoyed a string of new high-end jobs announcements in recent months. Tech and biotech professionals are drawn to the cheaper cost of living along the Atlantic coast and in the Midlands and a fast-growing tech scene.

With more people seeking a better work/life balance, employers are looking at new, more attractive options to make direct, high-value hires and access new talent pools.

Over 500 experienced tech and biotech candidates are expected to join the Tech on the Wild Atlantic Way event at The Model, Sligo, on October 12th, with a ‘Tech Train’ bringing interested job candidates to Sligo from Dublin.

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The event is supported by employers from across the west, north-west and Midlands including Abbvie, Abbott, Donegal-based Pramerica, Galway-based Boston Scientific, Sligo-based US technology firm Overstock, Athlone-based pharma company PPD as well as IDA Ireland.

Brian O’ hOisín, Career Zoo Director, said: “There can be no doubt that the tech and data scene in the west, north-west and Midlands is growing quickly with employers seeking the very best talent available. Sligo, where the Tech on the Wild Atlantic Way event will take place, is a great example of this trend. The event offers an incredible opportunity for an employer to grow their teams and gain access to an invaluable pipeline of tech candidates attracted to living and working in these vibrant regions.”

Career Zoo has been running recruitment networking events for experienced STEM professionals since 2010.

Pictured above: Allan Mulrooney, IDA Regional Business Executive and Lucia Macari of Overstock, launching Tech on the Wild Atlantic Way event in Sligo