‘Thousands’ of jobs unfilled for Birmingham 2022 with 50 days to go

Thousands of short-term job roles still need to be filled ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

There are 50 days before the start of the event, which will run from 28 July to 8 August.

Speaking to BBC News at a jobs fair held at Villa Park, Richard Smith, from the Department of Work and Pensions, said people were still needed to fill roles in security, hospitality, stewardship and cleaning.

He said: “There are an awful lot of opportunities here that are available for people who need perhaps accreditation to support them getting those jobs, and a job with the Games will also enable them to move into work post-Games as well, because they will already be accredited.”

Tom Overton, resourcing team leader for the summer jobs campaign at Birmingham 2022, said: “It is fantastic having the Games in Birmingham and the West Midlands as a whole.

“So for us it is really key that we can make those opportunities available for local people.”

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