IT MIGHT still be two years away, but the hot tip is to start thinking about how you can take advantage of the next big cultural event —the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Sarina Russo chief executive Dianne Fletcher said it was wise to abandon ideas of a 9am-5pm job, in-stead embracing 5pm-9am occupations.
“The Games is 24 hours a day, and the primary work is going to be when people are not entirely focused on the event but are exploring the location,” she said.
And you don’t have to live on the Gold Coast to cash in.
“Brisbane is only an hour away on the freeway, and by 2018 it is going to be exceptionally wide to handle the increase in traffic.”
She said it was also an entrepreneur’s gold mine.
“It is a great time to formulate ideas and kick start them,” she said.
“It just takes one idea — a logo on a water bottle or a walking tour — that Games organisers (may endorse).”
Opportunities are expected in traditional employment areas such as call centres, sales and hospitality. However, there would be high demand to fill digital-based roles, such as IT or graphic design, which could be done from anywhere.
*Sourced City South News, December 2016, p. 5