KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL
The last stage of recruitment for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was launched on Monday.
There are 600 jobs on offer, taking the total GOLDOC workforce to around 1500.
The games are less than 250 days away, but there are still a wide range of positions waiting to be filled, according to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“To deliver an event of this scale we need a large and diverse skilled workforce,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“These positions will be involved in frontline and behind the scenes roles helping us deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever.”
The jobs on offer are in areas such as spectator services, fleet operations, venue logistics, arrival and departure officers, venue protocol, and catering, cleaning and waste.
GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters said he is excited about the recruitment.
“The number of people we need and the experience they’ll get is just fantastic,” Mr Peters said.
According to Mr Peters, all positions are short-term contracts so they will not be lead roles, but ‘doers on the ground’.
“They are going to learn a lot from those experts we have involved, and the experience they will get in just four months is quite extraordinary,” Mr Peters said.
“These people, combined with our volunteers, are going to be the heart and soul of putting a great Games on.”
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is expected to inject billions into the state economy and support thousands of jobs, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Businesses and the Commonwealth Games.
“The $320 million venue delivery program has supported more than 1,000 jobs throughout design and construction,” the spokesperson said.