Jobspin Job Fair Welcomes Record Numbers of Visitors From The Brno Expat Community

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It seems that even though the Czech job market has been very tight in recent years, the Jobspin multilingual job fair keeps attracting new talent from abroad. On October 19th at Brno’s Trznice, over 500 international job-seekers came to get the measure of Brno’s labour market and meet locally-based but internationally-minded employers. The majority of those attending already live in Brno, but there were several dozen people who travelled from their home countries or other Czech cities to attend the event. Title photo: Oracle Netsuite. Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

Brno, Czech Rep., Oct 29 (JS) – A large number of expat job-seekers came along on Saturday, October 19th to meet and talk face-to-face with recruitment experts and managers from the largest international employers in Brno. According to Angelo Casadei of Jobspin: “Companies across various industries, from air travel to financial and digital services, were hiring for both junior and senior positions. Job seekers interested in marketing, engineering or the IT sector, could all find job opportunities this time. We always appreciate the professional approach from both employers and job seekers.” 

The team of Notino at Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

Katerina Kukrechtova of the organizing team explained why people appreciate the interaction at Jobspin’s events: “Employers send their HR experts and sometimes also the managers of the departments which are hiring to speak with the candidates and introduce them to the companies and possible career options. At the same time, people who attend the job fair are always very well informed about the employers and have their CVs ready to hand out to them.” 

Honeywell at Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

Visitors could also get assistance from relocation experts, free professional advice regarding CV writing and interview preparation, and attend various presentations, workshops, and an open panel discussion about the present and future for expats living in Czech Republic. The debate lived up to its expectations, as guest speakers and members of the public engaged in a lively conversation about many important aspects of daily life for foreigners in the Czech Republic. More information on Facebook.

The open panel discussion for and with Brno expats at Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

A Little Bit of Statistical Background

The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic remained at 2.7% for October. The number of people unemployed has fallen to 201,900, the lowest figure since last September. The number of job-seekers in the market is currently very limited, but Jobspin Job Fair has nevertheless continued to grow with each event. After counting the number of people who registered online and the number of special job fair catalogues that were given out, the organizers estimated the attendance at 550, almost 10% more than at the previous fair. 

Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

“At first, it felt like slightly fewer people had come for this event, as I remember a huge crowd in the morning in March. However, by the late afternoon, it was obvious that people were staying longer than the previous time, as there were still new visitors arriving after 3pm. Last time I think we were already packing up our stand about this time,” commented one of the exhibitors.

Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

After speaking with many of those attending the event, the organizing team reported that the majority of people were already based in Brno, or at least had visited previously.

Based on the previously collected data and observation, the average age of visitors was between 25 and 35. However, the registration desk staff reported one couple in their 70s who are attending university as mature students.

Job-seekers of various nationalities, education and backgrounds came to get fresh insights into Brno’s job market. According to Eduard Soukup, Team Leader at Grafton Recruitment, which provided the free CV consulting stand, the demographic of the visitors was similar to previous Jobspin Job Fairs in Brno. As usual, the majority of people had a university education and some work experience, often from their home countries. Most professionals at the Grafton stand had education in marketing or technical fields; the most frequent working backgrounds were finance and IT. “A group of Civil Engineering graduates came down all the way from Ostrava for the Jobspin Job Fair, which probably skewed the balance toward the technical field of knowledge,” said Soukup with a smile.

Eduard Soukup, Team Leader at Grafton Recruitment, which provided the free CV consulting stand. Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

The October 2019 Job Fair attracted several British visitors, numerous Spanish speakers (the largest language group at the event), often from South America, and people from Ukraine and India. Almost all European nationalities were represented among those exploring their career options, as well as several US citizens and several visitors from Asian countries.

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“We would like to say THANKS to all visitors, representatives of Brno employers and our dear partners for making this event happen again. For us, it’s the best time of the year, when after weeks and months of online communication and marketing, we can see the real results – people actually finding new career paths. This uplifting fact and good feeling are a great reward to our team. Thank you all!” said Kukrechtova on behalf of the organizing team. 

Registration desk. Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin.

Jobspin Job Fairs do not end here, as there are already two events scheduled for winter / spring. On November 23rd, Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair comes to Prague; find more information and register here or get in touch on Facebook.

Mark the date: Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair Powered by Brno Daily will return on March 7th, 2020. For more information, see the event on Facebook and sign up (for free) here.

Exhibiting employers: Gardner Denver Brno, Grafton Recruitment, Honeywell, IBM Global Services Delivery Center Czech Republic, s.r.o., Infosys, Lufthansa InTouch Brno, Notino, Oracle NetSuite, RWS Moravia, Swiss Re Group, and Zebra Technologies CZ.

Exhibiting partners: Centre for Foreigners JMK, Czech Courses Brno, Foreigners, Move to Prague (soon Move to Brno) with the kind attendance of Mark Harrison, the founder of ACCEE

Gallery: Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno, October 19, 2019. Credit: CG / Jobspin

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