In 2018 the sunshine state is set to host a range of events connected with one of the largest sporting carnivals in the world.
Queensland has recently won the right to host the 21st Commonwealth Games - potentially giving the state's hospitality industry some serious food for thought in terms of staffing requirements.
In the coming years the regions around the Gold Coast - where the majority of the sporting competition is to be held - will be subject to increasing levels of pedestrian traffic.
First of all there will be a growing number of construction professionals contracted to deliver world-class sporting facilities - working to upgrade existing infrastructure as well as a few new projects.
From there, the region is expected to play host to a large volume of tourists - both domestic and international.
It is not hard to imagine that the majority of visitors will also want to make use of their time in the sunshine state to explore some of Queensland's other attraction - giving the hospitality trade a number of opportunities to benefit from increased traffic.
However, with growing demand for workers in all trades from several resource projects in the state, it is understandable that some venues may find themselves short staffed without prior planning.
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