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Job Opportunities in Austria

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3 September 2012

In autumn 2012, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) in cooperation with the European Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection will run a recruitment drive from Ireland.

Austria’s economy is growing steadily with a low unemployment rate of 4.5%. Currently there is even a shortage of qualified staff in many sectors.

With a view to relieving this situation, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) in cooperation with the European Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection is running a recruitment drive from Ireland. For general information on working and living in Austria please click on the banner "AUSTRIA IS RECRUITING!".

By the end of September, Austrian employers will have published their vacancies and Irish jobseekers can apply. Following a pre-selection process, final interviews are scheduled for 19 November 2012 in Dublin.

“Many Irish have emigrated to the UK, Canada and Australia in recent years, but it may attractive for some to work in Austria” said the Austrian Commercial Counsellor in Dublin, Wilhelm Nest.


Just three hours flying time from Ireland, Austria offers an extremely high quality of life, an excellent health service and above average salaries. A basic knowledge of German can be acquired in just a few weeks, subject to individual interest and ability.

Applications will be invited for the following sectors:

  • Cutters (milling cutters)
  • Lathe operators
  • Roofers/slaters
  • Welders, flame cutters
  • Construction joiners & carpenters
  • Fuel & gas engineers (3rd level qualification)
  • Heating & ventilation fitters
  • Electricians, electrical fitters
  • Agricultural machinery builders
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Frame carpenters
  • Fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Engineers for high-voltage power (3rd level qualification)
  • Pipe fitters
  • Cabinet makers
  • Floorers
  • Pavers, tilers
  • Operators for wood processing machinery
  • Toolmakers
  • Nurses
  • Carers (qualified)

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