There’s just 243 days to go until the Commonwealth Games, and there’s only 600 jobs left to be filled.
So, if you want to be part of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade, keep your eyes peeled because they’ll be advertised from Monday.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Games body, GOLDOC, needs to fill a wide range of positions in this final stage of recruitment, which will lift the total number of workers to around 1,500.
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“In April next year, 6,600 athletes from 70 nations and territories will converge on our state,” she said.
“To deliver an event of this scale we need a large and diverse skilled workforce.
“These positions will be involved in frontline and behind the scenes roles helping us to deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever.”
Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said GOLDOC needs motivated people with a variety of experience.
“The positions will include Spectator Services, Fleet Operations, Venue Logistics, Arrival and Departure Officers, Venue Protocol and Catering, Cleaning and Waste,” she said.
“The first phase of applications opened in May with thousands of applications received and I suspect there will be plenty of interest this phase.”
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie said working at an event like the Games will give people a fantastic leg up in a wide range of sectors.
“Not only will successful applicants be delivering an event that reaches a broadcast audience of 1.5 billion but they will develop new skills and make contacts to bolster their resume and future job opportunities,” he said.
All positions would be advertised on the Seek Commonwealth Games Jobs Portal.
The Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018.