Pop-up looks to fill hundreds of Liverpool job vacancies

Pop-up job centre opens in Liverpool to fill hundreds of hospitality and leisure vacancies with some employers looking to fill roles ahead of Eurovision in May. Tony McDonough reports

Eurovision and Beyond one-stop shop is open in Liverpool ONE


Hundreds of jobs are still available in Liverpool’s hospital and leisure sector as the city gears up for Eurovision in May.

Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday May 13, businesses are looking to fill a variety of both temporary and permanent  vacancies.

Now a pop-up Eurovision job centre has opened in Liverpool ONE. 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.

Hundreds of jobs are available in the hospitality and visitor economy sectors as well as security, logistics.

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.

Department for Work and Pensions employment advisors will be on hand to support jobseekers who will also be able to sign up for training courses to improve their chances of finding work in the sectors.

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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.

This follows the Eurovision jobs fair held at the ACC Liverpool in March that attracted 43 employers and more than 1,500 job seekers. An estimated 65 positions were filled on the day with over 1,500 work trials and secondary interviews offered as a result of the fair.


Hospitality, cafe, bar, restaurant, staff
Hundreds of jobs are available in hospitality and leisure


On Thursday this week around 600 people are expected at a follow up jobs fair at The Liner Hotel on Lord Nelson Street in Liverpool from 10:30am until 12:30pm. This will feature around 25 employers.

Eurovision jobs fairs have been held in all six boroughs of the city region. Combined Authority executive director for investment and delivery, Aileen Jones, said: “Eurovision will give a huge boost to our visitor economy.

“With 100,000 extra visitors expected and a global TV audience of more than 160m viewers we know the eyes of the world will be on us, and we are determined to make 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.

Eurovision is predicted to be directly worth around £25m to the city region economy. Looking at the impact on previous host cities, it could also increase tourism to the city by up to 5% a year – which equates to over £250m extra revenue by 2026.

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