The Gold Coast is in for a jobs boom as recruits are sourced for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The call has gone out for 1000 extra workers needed to help deliver the major sporting event which will be hosted at venues across the Gold Coast, as well as Brisbane.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk labelled the job search as a “once in a generation opportunity” for those looking for work or a change of career.
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“There are many jobs on offer now and in the future for people from all walks of life to join the Games team,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe explained how roles would be available in areas including finance, transport, administration, sport and technology as well as venue planning, Queen’s Baton Relay and accommodation.
“[We] will be looking for ‘champions’ off the field that want to showcase their skills on the global stage and mix it with event professionals from around the world to deliver the Games,” Mr Hinchcliffe said.
“With this jobs drive, more Queenslanders will gain skills in diverse areas of major event operations which will be a great legacy for the state and help Queensland attracts more and more great events.”
All up, the Games are expected to support up to 30,000 full time equivalent jobs and generate more than $2 billion in economic impact.
Head to the Commonwealth Games website for details on the jobs available and to apply.
Meantime, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today announced that Atos will deliver complex and innovative information technology solutions crucial for the planning and staging of the event.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie said he was delighted to welcome Atos to the GC2018 sponsorship family.
“Atos will bring innovations to GOLDOC which will ultimately underpin the very complex and critical technology framework and services to power a successful GC2018,” Mr Beattie said.