KRASNODAR, August 11 (Itar-Tass) - The first job fair to recruit temporary staff to work at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and the 11th Paralympic Games in 2014 in Sochi was held here on Sunday. It was organized in Krasnodar’s central square famous its unique fountain.
The fair was held by a special expedition “Sochi-2014. Your Job” that arrived here from Sochi. “The goal of the expedition is to recruit more than 8,000 people,” Nazar Kostentsov, the project manager, told Itar-Tass. “We need 5,000 people with workers’ qualifications, about 2,000 highly-qualified specialists, as many as 700 managers, and 300 unique experts. They will be employed at 200 infrastructure facilities, including the arena, stadiums, hotels, Olympic villages, media centres and meeting halls.” The organizers need help to offer services of the Games’ athletes and guests. It is expected that more than 600,000 will arrive in Sochi from more than 80 countries worldwide.
“The city of Sochi is unable to satisfy the entire demand in personnel for the Games, so it was decided to recruit candidates throughout the entire country, and first of all, in neighbouring cities - in Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Samara,” said Inga Nepomnyashchikh, a recruitment specialist.
As of today, most of job offers are in the sphere of transport - more than 5,000 vacancies, from managers to parking attendants. There is demand in such specialists as announcers, correspondents, photographers, event managers. Along with professional skills, successful candidates are expected to speak two or three languages. “I am lucky, I know English and German, so I was invited to work as a photographer,” said a Krasnodar resident Denis.
“The work at the Sochi Games is a unique chance for any Russian citizen to see the country’s and the world’s chief sports event with his or her own eyes and to be a part of this event, too,” said Krasnodar Mayor Vladimir Yevlanov. “I would like to thank the organizers for an opportunity offered to Krasnodar residents to be one of the first to get a job they dream of.”
The expedition set off from Sochi on August 10. Along with Krasnodar, it will make stopovers in Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol, Volgograd, Saratov, Togliatti, Samara, Ufa, Izhevsk, Kazan, Cheboksary, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Tver, Tula, Orel, and Kursk. It will finish in Moscow on August 29-30.