12,500 construction jobs created from 2012 Olympics projects

The 2012 Olympic Games in London have already given the UK construction industry a huge boost in what are testing times for the industry. Now the amount of people employed through the Olympic Games has risen considerably.

The latest figures from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) indicate that 12,635 construction workers are now employed on Olympic projects on the Park and Village.

This has risen considerably from the 10,000 contractors that were employed on Olympic projects last October. Most of the employees are from London, with 25% of the workforce living in the areas around the Olympic Park.

Most of the construction work for next year’s Olympic Games has been completed, with projects like the Olympic Stadium completed on time and under budget.

The Olympics have also had a positive effect on the local community, helping 1,400 local people get back into work and creating apprenticeships (426 of them) for young people to get experience in the construction industry.

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Posted on April 21, 2011, in 2012 olympics jobs, construction jobs, construction news, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I think you’ll find most of the labour force on the olympic development is foreign labour, also cheap labour. The so called ‘local’ labour which was supposed to happen and never did. Eastern Europeans arrived, said they lived a couple of streets away were hired. Those that have lived in Hackney and Stratford all their lives were snubbed. Local businesses were never asked to bid for work, although they were inundated with junk mail asking them to back the bid. In my opinion there should not be any foreign labour on this construction site. It is Londoners that are paying for this via their council tax. So it should have been Londoners that were building it. As for the tickets this is also going to be another scam mark my words! One more thing we don’t need anymore plumbers or gas fitters in the market. Unless new trainees go straight to being self employed (so no experience) then they will just be sending their CVs to a company’s shredding machine…

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  3. “The Olympics have also had a positive effect on the local community, helping 1,400 local people get back into work and creating apprenticeships (426 of them) for young people to get experience in the construction industry.”

    I’m glad to see that the Olympics have had a positive effect. Particularly in this time of recession, it is important to develop the industries that have suffered, such as construction, wherever possible.

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