Laois Chamber hosted the first Laois Jobs Fair on February 12, 2018, just weeks before the country went into lockdown.
But with little evidence at the time of what was to hit, the event in Portlaoise was visited by over 2,500 job seekers, with 40 Laois based businesses offering 400 jobs.
"We plan to deliver another our second Jobs Fair over the next 12 months," said a message from the chamber to its members.
For those of you that weren't there at the Midlands Park Hotel, and for those that were, here's a chance to watch the summary video. See above.