Job seeking in Northern Ireland

There are many resources available to you when looking for a job in Northern Ireland.

Department for Education and Learning (DEL)

DEL runs a network of Jobcentres and Jobs & Benefits Offices throughout Northern Ireland. All vacancies handled by DEL are displayed on the Jobcentre Online website It contains all the JobCentres’ and Jobs and Benefits Offices’ current vacancies as well as linking to job vacancies in other European countries via the European Job Mobility Portal.  All the jobs listed on the website are open to EU/EEA Nationals.

Jobseekers can use Jobcentre Online website to search for vacancies South of the border.

Private employment agencies

Employment agencies are an important source of jobs in Northern Ireland.  For details of private employment agencies in your area, look under Employment Agencies or Personnel Consultants in a business directory .

Some private employment agencies in Northern Ireland include:

The press

Another useful method of job seeking involves checking the Northern Ireland newspapers.  Jobs are advertised on the following days:

European Employment Services(EURES)

Through the EURES Job Mobility Portal, Jobseekers can look for employment in other European countries. Employers can use the same database to help them recruit from, and outside, Europe.

The EURES Cross Border Partnership provides useful advice and guidance for cross border workers, jobseekers and employers based in the North and in the border counties of the South.

Cross-border issues

Frontier workers – you must declare your cross-border income in the jurisdiction where you live!

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