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Olympic 'big build' workforce exceeds 7,000

The total construction workforce for the Olympic Park and Village has passed the 7,000 mark.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has published employment and skills figures showing that 4,842 people are currently working on the Olympic Park construction site. Together with the 2,428 Olympic Village workers this adds up to a total construction workforce for the Olympic Park and Village ‘big build’ of 7,270.

This is the first time the Olympic Village project has been included in the ODA’s quarterly ‘Job, Skills, Futures’ update.

“The ‘big build’ of the Olympic Park and Village is on track and providing vital employment, training and business opportunities in London and across the UK,” said ODA Chairman John Armitt.

“The ‘big build’ is providing vital employment, training and business opportunities in London and across the UK.”

John Armitt, ODA

“Our steady progress on regenerating this part of east London is testament to the workforce on site and hard work of thousands across the UK whether they are fabricating steel in Wales for the Aquatics Centre or growing wetland plants in Norfolk for the parklands.”

Of the current 4,842 people working on the Olympic Park, more than one in five are resident in the five Host Boroughs and over half live in London.

The ‘Job, Skills, Futures’ targets include delivering an Olympic Park construction workforce made up of at least 15% of residents of the five Host Boroughs.

 

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