Olympic Stadium Deal Jobs

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you ensure that 'a majority of new jobs created on the [Olympic Stadium] site will be filled by Newham residents'?


Answer for Olympic Stadium Deal Jobs

Answer for Olympic Stadium Deal Jobs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have ensured that targets have been set to address local employment, subject to English and EU law. For example, a target of 75 per cent of employees being sourced from Newham will be in place for West Ham United events at the Stadium. West Ham United will also work collaboratively with LB Newham employment programmes such as Workplace. There will also be approximately 25 permanent new jobs at the Stadium through the deal with West Ham United and over 220 part-time jobs such as stewards over and above the current number at Upton Park.