Manchester’s Co-op Live to create more than 2,000 casual jobs from bar and restaurant staff to stewards

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The brand new arena will open its doors in April 2024

Manchester’s newest events venue Co-op Live has announced it will create more than 2,000 new, casual jobs for the area. The recruitment drive is in anticipation of the arena opening in April 2024. 

The jobs vary in department, ranging across stewards, fan safety and services, chefs, bar and restaurant staff, back of house food and beverage staff, hosts and more, they will offer flexible working, upskilling, and training, and will uphold Co-op Live’s commitment to providing a real living wage. The additional roles will be vital for welcoming fans and artists to Co-op Live for the venue’s opening season.

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Co-op Live is a joint venture between Oak View Group and City Football Group. The arena will boast an innovative bowl design and a large standing floor to bring fans closer to artists. When doors open in April 2024, Co-op Live will welcome an array of world class musical talent across various genres to perform on the UK’s biggest stage. 

The £365 million arena is in the process of announcing huge acts for its opening season. Already announced are The Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan and Eric Clapton. 

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Gary Roden, Executive Director & General Manager, Co-op Live, says: “Co-op Live is proud to support jobs and enhance career opportunities across Manchester. Our new starters will join an incredible crew, supporting us across our exciting opening season and becoming vital to the success of the arena. These new jobs will make a difference to local communities, bringing well-paid jobs to our neighbourhood.”

The jobs created by Co-op Live are available to apply for now. To do so, and for more information on each, visit the Co-op Live website.

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