The 2012 summer Olympics is expected to bring in tourists from all over the world to London. To make the Olympics possible there are thousands of job opportunities made available, to those who apply. With the apparent tough economic times, this comes as a positive sign for many unemployed London residents.
Even though there are thousands of positions available, there seems to be 3x the number of applicants. According to the Washington Post there are said to be 10,000 security positions available and the organization has received almost triple that amount.
For those who get the job working at the Olympics, it sounds like a good way to see the world’s best athletes compete for free. Though I doubt with the expected intensity of the security at this year’s games you will be able to take a moment to enjoy the presence of Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps without looking too suspicious. The bright side is that you get paid to take part in a historic event and maybe even find yourself on TV, who knows?
The two main downsides to the job include dealing with the fear of any prospective terrorist threats, and the fact that it is a temporary position, that will only last a few months. Though, I do think that the fact that this position is temporary is the bigger downside. At the end of the day having something is better than nothing. If you are interested in applying for a position at this year’s Olympics then you can go here for more information.