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Hundreds of jobs promoted at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Hundreds of jobs promoted at Queensland Country Bank Stadium
January 28, 2021

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged locals to apply for hundreds of jobs currently being recruited at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.

Speaking while visiting Far North Queensland yesterday, Premier Palaszczuk advised "this is a jobs bonanza in Townsville.

“From chefs to bar tenders to security guards, we’ve got a wide range of jobs up for grabs for the season ahead.

“We invested in this Stadium because we know how important infrastructure like this is when it comes to creating local jobs.

“If you’re looking for a job and you live in North Queensland, I urge you to get online and consider applying.”

Explaining that contractors needed to fill new jobs at the venue, Queensland Sport Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe added "the hard work of North Queenslanders during the COVID pandemic means the stadium can now run at full capacity and deliver jobs for the North’s economic recovery.

“Now that we’re able to fill the stands of Townsville’s world-class stadium we’re going to need a team of workers to provide the best possible sporting experience for fans.

“Up to 1,000 staff are need for major events including the upcoming NRL All Stars match or sold-out North Queensland Cowboys’ home games.

“And then there are the stadiums smaller events like functions and tradeshows.

“If you’re keen to work, it’s game on at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.”

The construction of the Queensland Country Bank Stadium was funded by both the Queensland and Federal Government's to host more major events and is seen as having a role to play in the region’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Member for Mundingburra, Les Walker added "major sporting events will be an important part of our economic recovery here in North Queensland.

“Thanks to the way North Queenslanders have responded to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have an opportunity to capitalise and really build on our reputation as a world class destination for major events.”

Facilities First Operations Manager for Far North Queensland, Melinda Bool, said being involved in the delivery of services for the stadium had been beneficial for the region and the business, noting "it’s given us the opportunity to employ many more local staff and provide the training across varying cleaning tasks to not only demonstrate our capabilities to other businesses but also to develop the skills of our team, widening their opportunities."

Queensland Country Bank Stadium Manager, Mirella Taylor went on to say "though the events industry was particularly hard-hit by the pandemic, the stadium managed to host more than 90,000 people last year, with events like the Elton John concert, the first Cowboys match and the Horn V Tszyu fight.

“Our ability to deliver these events during COVID gives promoters confidence and we’re hopeful that as the industry starts to recover, there will be more opportunities to host showpiece events, so it’s vital we have the team to deliver them."

Click here to view the employment vacancies.

Image of Queensland Country Bank Stadium courtesy of Cox Architecture.

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