Olympic boost to employment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2705
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the Mayor doing to ensure that the recent welcome boost to employment in London apparently due to the Olympics is maintained now that the games have finished?

Answer

Answer for Olympic boost to employment

Answer for Olympic boost to employment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will continue to focus on creating the 200,000 jobs I outlined in my manifesto to help maintain the boost to London's employment rate. In addition, I have recently announced the new Day One Support offer that aims to help young people develop the skills they need to gain employment. This will further compliment the ESF Youth programme and Apprenticeships campaign that will offer support to help young people into education, training and/or employment.