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2012 Olympics jobs for East End’s unemployed’ pledge

PUBLISHED: 13:31 15 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 05 October 2010

THE 2012 Olympics project could be helping find jobs for the unemployed in East London, according to latest figures. More than 10,000 people have been working on the site so far, including the 4,400 currently there who include one-in-10 previously out of work

THE 2012 Olympics project could be helping find jobs for the unemployed in East London, according to latest figures out today (Wednesday).

More than 10,000 people have been working on the site so far, including the 4,400 currently employed there.

One-in-10 was previously out of work, according to the Olympics authority.

One-in-five of the workers living in the five neighbouring host’ boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Greenwich were unemployed.

Half the workforce is said to live in London.

The targets are a workforce of at least 10 to 15 per cent living in East London and making sure at least seven per cent were previously out of work. The authority also hopes to put at least 2,250 people into training or placements up to 2012.


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