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Glasgow 2014: Recruitment drive to fill 800 full-time jobs

A recruitment drive is being launched to fill 800 full-time posts for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Careers advisers will be on board a "jobs bus", parked in Buchanan Street later, to discuss opportunities.

A DJ and Glasgow's Rock Choir will perform from the open-topped bus in a bid to attract potential workers.

The recruitment campaign is being led by Search Consultancy, which was given the role of filling 1,400 vacancies for more than 450 job roles.

The positions include customer services, safety officers and IT, with some contracts starting immediately and others beginning just before the opening ceremony.

Jan Scott, head of HR with Glasgow 2014, told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland's programme they were appealing for people of all ages and all backgrounds to apply for posts.

"Everybody is welcome at the Games," she said.

"This is hopefully going to be Glasgow's friendly games, where we've got a real opportunity to showcase the city and the country on a global stage."

She said once the Games were delivered, workers' contracts would end.

But she added: "We do hope that the experience of working with us will really enhance their CVs for their future employment."

About 500 people have already started work on the Games.

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