MEMBERS of Glasgow Rock Choir appeared at an unusual gig as they publicised the huge search that is now under way for the remaining 800 workers needed to make next year's Commonwealth Games a success.

The group stood on the top deck of a bus in Buchanan Street holding aloft a giant Twitter hashtag with the simple message "800 jobs" to publicise the drive, which began yesterday

Organisers of the 12 day event from July 23, 2014 want applicants for full-time positions within the Organising Committee.

A recruitment consultancy has been hired to offer people chance to be part of the country's largest multi-sport event and play a key role in making the Games happen.

There are a wide variety of jobs on offer across the business and hundreds of roles that will suit people with a range of different levels of experience.

The 1400 posts are in addition to the 30,000 contractor vacancies and 15,000 volunteer positions already being sourced, putting Glasgow 2014 at the heart of the largest peacetime recruitment drive Scotland has even seen.

Simone Lockhart, of the agency, Search Consultancy, said "This is an exciting opportunity providing a unique chance for people to learn new skills through a range of employment opportunities, and make history at the same time.

"We are looking for people with the skills, passion, drive and enthusiasm to deliver an outstanding event.

"The workforce will be the essential driving force behind the Games so the calibre and capability of the recruits will be instrumental in the success of Glasgow 2014."

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said the games offered "a unique opportunity" for people to take part.

He added: Our recruitment drive is searching for people with the skills, passion, drive and enthusiasm to help us deliver an outstanding Games in 2014."

Almost 500 people have already been recruited.