27 September 2023

Recruits kick goals as stadium staff

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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has announced that hundreds of workers are needed to work at the Optus Stadium and RAC Arena so that the venues can host events at full capacity again.

In a statement, the Department said both Optus Stadium and RAC Arena had fast tracked their recruitment processes with an initial focus on casual positions to re-build the event-day workforce as quickly as possible.

“These positions include roles such as front-of-house ushers, wait staff, beverage attendants and technical assistants,” the Department said.

“At Optus Stadium alone, it is expected around 600 more positions will need to be filled as the venue moves to pre-COVID capacity,” it said.

“On a major event day, up to 1,500 people work at the stadium across all areas from retail to customer service.”

It encouraged people 15 years and over of all abilities to apply for a range of jobs which were very flexible and could suit people who were looking for as little as one day a week of work.

“There is currently an industry-wide shortage of staff due to fewer student and holiday visa holders, as well as locals pursuing jobs in industries that have been less impacted by the pandemic,” the Department said.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Tony Buti said this was fantastic news for Western Australians looking for employment opportunities.

“Western Australia is on the track to recovery and we are committed to ensuring employment opportunities continue to rise. This is one of our highest priorities,” Dr Buti said.

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