A pop-up Eurovision job centre has opened in Liverpool ONE as the city region looks to fill hundreds of vacancies ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Based in the Tourist Information Centre on Wall Street, the Eurovision and Beyond one-stop shop is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday until the end of May. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has joined forces with the DWP, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool City Council and Growth Platform to open the one-stop shop.
Hundreds of jobs are available in the hospitality and visitor economy sectors as well as security, logistics and retail as the city region gears up to welcome an estimated 100,000 extra visitors in May for the world-famous music competition.
Vacancies include supervisor/team leader roles along with specific trades such as baristas, food and beverage operators, chefs, porters, security guards and retail assistants/leaders and many of the positions on offer are permanent too.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employment advisors will be on hand to support job seekers who will also be able to sign up for training courses to improve their chances of finding work in the sectors.
“Eurovision is massively important for the Liverpool City Region and will give a huge boost to our visitor economy, creating real opportunities for local people.
“With 100,000 extra visitors expected and a global TV audience of more than 160 million viewers last year we know the eyes of the world will be on us, and we are determined to do the city region and Ukraine proud.
“Filling vacancies in our hospitality sector is vitally important to ensuring visitors to Eurovision, and the other world-class events we host, have the best possible experience and want to come back.
“That’s why we’re working so hard with our partners to connect jobseekers to the opportunities available out there, providing employment and careers and making our visitor economy stronger.”
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Executive Director for Investment and Delivery, Aileen Jones
“Providing a world-class experience to visitors coming to the region for Eurovision is all about offering exceptional service and a warm welcome. We are pleased to support the drive for recruitment at this time, to ensure the sector thrives both during and well beyond Eurovision.”Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE