Organizers for the 2008
Beijing Olympic Games called for more talents to join the
preparatory works team during the launch of their third recruitment
Chinese people from all over the world are invited to apply for
180 vacancies, including 120 management positions and 60
specialized technical ones, said the Beijing Organizing Committee
for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).
At the same time, the Qingdao Sailing Sub-Committee, which is in
charge of holding the Olympic sailing events in 2008, is also
offering 13 positions
"The recruitment is open to all Chinese nationals including
those studying abroad," said Zhang Zhiwei, director of BOCOG Human
The deadline for applications is March 30.
"All the applicants are required to undergo examinations in
written and spoken English, as well as in comprehensive and
specialized subjects," Zhang said. "BOCOG will entrust an agency to
supervise the examinations, and the final results will be announced
in the latter half of June."
It is the third time that BOCOG is holding such a large-scale
recruitment drive, following initiatives in 2002 and 2004. 81 BOCOG
members of staff were selected from more than 6,000 applicants
through this process.
"For those who could not find suitable positions then or who
missed the chance for other reasons, they can enter their names on
the official website as well since BOCOG would also be looking to
hire in the future from qualified people on the reserve list,"
Established on December 13, 2001, BOCOG has already gathered 629
staff through open recruitment from the whole society and selective
transfers from governmental departments and related
The number is expected to double this year and staff strength
will reach 4,000 when the Games begin.
As for post-Games' careers, officials have promised to offer
"According to regulations, all the staff hired from the open
recruitment drive should look out for their own futures after the
Games, but BOCOG will try its very best to help them find suitable
jobs," Zhang said.
This year's group of university graduates will not be eligible
because a special recruitment program was launched previously for
Anyone interested in joining the team can log on to the BOCOG
official website to find out more about specific vacancies and
register their names.
(China Daily March 17, 2006)