With the 2012 Olympic Games just two months away, event organizers, sponsors, and local businesses in London are in the final stages of hiring thousands of extra workers to provide services to the millions expected to attend. Local officials estimate more than 100,000 paid staff and contractors will be employed at the Olympics.
There are still more than 1,500 job postings available on Indeed UK. You can find these postings by clicking the Find Olympics jobs link on Indeed.co.uk’s homepage.
The types of jobs posted include full time positions that will continue after the games end and contract jobs in sectors like hospitality and retail that need additional staff to meet increased demand during the two-week event. Over the last year, more than 30,000 job searches have been performed on Indeed UK for the keywords Olympics, London Olympics, and London 2012.
The most popular job titles at the Olympics right now are:
Not surprisingly, the majority of postings are located in Greater London, where 22 of the 34 sports venues are based. Security, hospitality, retail, and transportation are the sectors with the most Olympics-related job posts.
Don’t forget to create email job alerts on Indeed UK to get new Olympics jobs delivered to your inbox. And if you’re working at the Olympics this summer, share your job story with us @indeedUK!
Our technical team in Austin works tirelessly to improve our products and make it even easier for job seekers to find the perfect job. Last week, we took the tireless part literally.
On Thursday May 17 at 5pm, 40 Indeed employees gathered for the first ever Indeed Hackathon. We assembled desks in a common area, split up into teams, and started coding. 24 hours, 2 dozen pizzas, and countless energy drinks later, we had 14 new products and features (and a nearly working robot).
The idea for the Hackathon came from our Indeed Labs team, a product group that focuses on rapid prototyping of new ideas. New product ideas come from every part of the company, and the Hackathon gave everyone the chance to bring their own ideas to life. Breaking out of our day-to-day routine helped get everyone’s creative juices flowing. The results were exciting and inspiring.
We expect to make Hackathons a new tradition at Indeed. If this sounds like your kind of fun, Indeed Labs is looking for a few great hackers. Or take a look at the numerous job openings on our Engineering and Product teams here in Austin.
In April, the number of internships available on Indeed reached an all-time high. Employers posted 72% more internships last month than in March 2011, last year’s peak month for internship postings.
Indeed’s Job Trends show a cyclical pattern in employer internship postings. It’s not uncommon for the number of internship postings to peak as early as March, meaning this year’s record number of postings bodes well for students on the hunt.
There are thousands of internships available on Indeed and some employers have dozens of openings posted. Below are the top 15 employers with the most internships posted right now:
If you’re still looking for an internship, it’s important to stay informed of the latest opportunities. You can save your searches on Indeed as an email Job Alert to have new internships matching your search criteria automatically delivered to you and search for jobs on the go with Indeed’s mobile job search app.