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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    800 Games jobs on offer ahead of GC2018

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    800 Games jobs on offer ahead of GC2018

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new jobs push, ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with 800 positions to be advertised over the coming months.

    Ms Palaszczuk said with just 314 days until the Games, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) 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.

    “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.”

    GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said experiences gained and networks created by working at the Games could lead to future work in a wide range of sectors including major events, commercial, sports and venues.

    “We have a highly skilled team currently in place and this will be the final phase of recruitment for GOLDOC in the lead up to the Games,” Mr Beattie said.

    “Joining the GOLDOC team is a career game changer, allowing staff to fast track their career skills and experience, whilst working alongside global event experts.

    “Plenty of staff have worked on multiple Games with opportunities around the Globe following 2018.”

    GOLDOC Chief Executive Officer, Mark Peters said all positions would be advertised on the Seek Commonwealth Games Jobs Portal.

    “GC2018 is a dynamic, fast paced and rewarding environment,” Mr Peters said.

    “While all the positions are short term contracts until the end of the Games, successful applicants have the opportunity to supercharge their careers by being involved in delivering the largest sporting event in Australia this decade.”

    The Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018, bringing 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories to the Gold Coast.

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