Thousands of volunteers are needed to support the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022. The tournament is expected to create up to 60,000 jobs, including in the tourism industry. Volunteers will be needed to assist the tournament in nearly all areas of event planning, from accreditation to hospitality and information services. They will also be required to work long hours and be flexible. Most will be assigned to work in areas such as administration, information services, and accreditation.
The FIFA World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. It has been held every four years since 1930, with Russia hosting the most recent event in 2018. The World Cup will be held in Qatar for the first time in 2022. The 2022 tournament is expected to generate up to 300,000 tourists, as well as up to 60,000 jobs.
According to reports, the organisers face a shortage of workers. However, no stakeholders are willing to reveal how many workers are required. Instead, a number of different recruitment events have been held. Some companies are concerned that workers will jump at the chance of a higher salary.
Recruiters have been seeking to hire unspecified numbers of workers from Nepal and other countries. After a successful interview, they demanded passports as a bond. Qatar’s labour law does not permit migrant workers to pay recruitment fees. However, workers still face many hurdles in leaving their jobs. In addition, employers can file false “absconding” charges against workers and retaliate when workers leave their jobs. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been working with the Qatari government to improve data collection. However, further work is needed to ensure benefits for all workers.
As preparations for the World Cup continue, Qatar has become a hub for temporary jobs. In addition to the World Cup, several other large-scale events are taking place in the country in the next few years. In addition, a new dedicated department for Occupational Health and Safety has been created within the Qatari Ministry of Labour. These efforts are expected to improve the working conditions of hundreds of thousands of workers.
The ILO has also been working with the Qatari government to improve the labour law. Several reforms have been implemented, including reducing migrants’ vulnerability to forced labour. In addition, migrant workers no longer require an employer-approved exit permit to leave their jobs. The government is working to align Qatar’s labour laws with international standards. In addition, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Interior are linking electronic systems.
The ILO is also working with the Qatar government and other stakeholders to improve the data collection process. It is expected that the results will help improve the working conditions of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. In addition, the ILO will work with the government and employers to improve compliance with Qatar’s laws. In addition, the ILO will help ensure that all workers have the right to be represented by a union.