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5000 jobs stand vacant ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

uyana’s Troy Doris shows his jubilation after winning gold in the men’s triple jump at the 2018 commonwealth games. (Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP)

Five thousand short-term jobs are still to be filled ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with the Army on standby to help out.

In just 50 days, the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will get underway.

Organisers remain with just about 5000 short-term jobs vacant ahead of the July 28 to August 8 multi-sport event, where athletes across the Commonwealth nations face off among the best in their categories for a chance at victory.

Chief Executive Ian Reid said they had spoken to the military to take steps if necessary.

Reid said: "Up to 5,000 roles are still to be put in place. We're seeing a huge uptick of the back off the marketing campaign but there is still a lot of recruitment to be done over the next few weeks."

Leaflets have also been put through doors as part of a recruitment drive.

Organisers say they want to give people opportunities to get skills that will help in finding work after the Games.

Organisers have plans to engage the army for assistance, is the jobs cannot be filled.

Jobs in security, catering and cleaning still need to be filled.

In 2012, up to 13,500 military personnel helped to provide security at the London Olympic Games.

The opening ceremony for the games, to be held at the Alexander Stadium, will feature the arrival of the Queen’s baton, teams from across the commonwealth and performances.

The official start of the Commonwealth Games is marked by the delivery of the Queen’s message to the Commonwealth, contained within the baton.

Guyana will be represented at the Games this year by athletes across the disciplines of table tennis, badminton, boxing, athletics, and squash.



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