Gold Coast Commonwealth Games officials are hunting 800 staff for the upcoming games.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that with just 314 days to go, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation were looking to fill a wide range of positions.
“In April next year, 6600 athletes from more than 70 nations will converge on our state for the biggest sporting event Australia has seen this decade,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
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“To deliver an event of this scale we need a large and diverse skilled workforce.
“That’s why I’m pleased to announce, from this Sunday, GOLDOC will launch a new recruitment drive to fill 800 positions ahead of the Games.
“We are committed to delivering the best Commonwealth Games ever, just as we are committed to delivering jobs for Queenslanders.
“This will be the final intake of staff ahead of the Games, taking the total GOLDOC workforce to around 1500.”
Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said GOLDOC was seeking passionate people with a range of skills and expertise.
“GOLDOC is looking to fill positions in key areas including Transport, Logistics, Accommodation, Security, Spectator Services, Games Venues and many more,” Ms Jones said.
“The first phase of applications opens this Sunday, with a second phase of recruitment to commence in August.
“For successful applicants, this could be a career game-changer to work alongside major events experts from around the world.
“I’d encourage anyone interested to put up their hand up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the GOLDOC team.”
The Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018.