200,000 Jobs Pledge (Olympic Games Jobs):

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2390
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As part of your commitment to create 200,000 jobs through the GLA over the next four years, LOCOG have estimated that approximately 10,000 entry level jobs will be created as a result of Games time activity. How many of these 10,000 individuals are currently in post?

Answer

Answer for 200,000 Jobs Pledge (Olympic Games Jobs):

Answer for 200,000 Jobs Pledge (Olympic Games Jobs):

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LOCOG entry-level jobs referred to were jobs with LOCOG contractors to service the requirements of the Games. The vast majority of the post holders will therefore no longer be in employment.

More than 20,000 job offers were made by LOCOG contractors through the Games-time recruitment process. Although final figures on Games-time employment will not be available from contractors until October, we know that the majority of these people were previously workless, and that around half of them came from the six host boroughs.

As well as now having experience on their CV, these people are being offered extensive support to help them secure their next job, as outlined in the response to MQ 2394/2012 Olympic Jobs.