Over 5,000 people are expected to attend a jobs fair event in the midlands over the next two days where the British holiday village group Centre Parcs is recruiting 1,000 workers.

Centre Parcs will open a €233m Forest Park in Ballymahon in Co Longford in July next year.

The jobs events, taking place today and tomorrow at Longford Rugby Club, will provide information and opportunity for people to ask questions about jobs  ranging from catering and service jobs up to management positions in leisure and recreation.