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Socio-Economic Impact of Gold-Coast Commonwealth 2018

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This essay reviews an extensive body of relevant literature to assess the vital impacts that the Gold-Coast Commonwealth games 2018 had on local residents. The Gold-Coast Commonwealth Games held in 2018 provided local residents with the opportunity to embrace all the enthusiasm, excitement as well as community interest associated with the Commonwealth Games in general.

Socio-Economic Impact of Gold-Coast Commonwealth 2018

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Running Head: SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GOLD-COAST COMMONWEALTH 2018
Socio-Economic Impact of Gold-Coast Commonwealth 2018
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1SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GOLD-COAST COMMONWEALTH 2018
The Gold-Coast Commonwealth Games held in 2018 provided local residents with the
opportunity to embrace all the enthusiasm, excitement as well as community interest associated
with the Commonwealth Games in general. The Gold Coast area of Queensland and the country
of Australia as a whole experienced a huge social and economic uplift through the different
activities that occurred during the Commonwealth 2018 games. This essay reviews an extensive
body of relevant literature to assess the vital impacts that the Gold-Coast Commonwealth games
2018 had on local residents.
Carlini and O Neil (2017), argue about how the Gold Coast Commonwealth games were
capable of generating huge scope for employment. The Gold-Coast Commonwealth 2018 games
did indeed lead to a rise in employment opportunities with as many as eighty thousand or more
applications having been filed for various positions such as Village coordinators, event
management positions, the post of administrative assistant and the role of sports coordinator.
Burton (2015) highlighted the important role that the Gold Coast Commonwealth games has to
play in boosting job growth. The local workforce received a considerable boost and the high
levels of job growth in and around the Gold Coast that has been evident for several years now,
was very well sustained by this. More than fifteen hundred paid staff were recruited by the Gold
Coast administrative authorities to run the games in a smooth and efficient manner and across a
wide range of sectors like finance, logistics, transport, technology, spectator services,
procurement, program management, marketing, events and contract management.
Bajracharya et al. (2015), talk about how the Gold Coast Commonwealth games pose a
huge challenge on the administrative front and how it engages locals in the event in the large
numbers. Apart from all the applications that poured in for all the different paid positions for the
Gold Coast Commonwealth 2018 games, as many as fifty thousand or more applications were
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2SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GOLD-COAST COMMONWEALTH 2018
received as well for volunteer positions thus pointing to how massively the local community was
engaged with the event at the time. Out of all the pro bono applications that were filed, around
fifteen thousand volunteer positions were actually offered as well as accepted. Fairly and Kelly
(2017) argue about the spirit of social commitment that the Commonwealth games foster in the
Gold Coast. A dedicated and well organized team of volunteers spent almost all their days and
nights during the Gold Coast Commonwealth 2018 games in looking after the athletes, their
managers and coaches as well as the millions of spectators who made their way to the event.
Through both the voluntary and paid positions that were executed during the Gold Coast
Commonwealth 2018 games, numerous Australians got the opportunity to develop their
communication and management skills and showcase their talent and potential in front of an
extensive international audience. The experience in particular, that those who were employed
during the Gold Coast Commonwealth 2018 games managed to acquire when performing their
paid or pro bono duties have provided them with tangible as well as intangible skills that they
can easily use in order to build both fulfilling and long term careers for themselves. Significant
employment opportunities were also created in the course of the Gold Coast Commonwealth
2018 games for contractors, with more than thirty five thousand people having been involved in
this capacity for the efficient running of the games.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth 2018 games have had a very positive impact on fighting
unemployment in the Gold Coast area. Several people got the scope of getting themselves
gainfully employed and that too for an income by applying for the different paid positions that
were on offer during the event. Fairley et al. (2016), point to the professional significance of the
voluntary positions offered at the time as well. Those who were not fortunate enough to be
selected for the paid positions, gained invaluable experience and developed essential professional
Socio-Economic Impact of Gold-Coast Commonwealth 2018_3

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