The Olympic Park workforce
Facts and figures for the 2012 Olympic Park workforce
The following are facts and figures for the Olympic Park workforce (end of March 2011).
- 24,357 people worked on the Olympic Park for five days or more between April 2008 and March 2011
- 6,449 people worked on the Olympic Park at the peak of its construction (December 2010). Of these:
- More than 1 in 5 were resident in the five host boroughs and more than 55% were resident in London
- More than 1 in 10 were previously unemployed
- Nearly 1 in 5 of the workforce are black, asian or minority ethnic
- Since April 2008 more than 1470 previously unemployed people have gained work on the Olympic site through a jobs brokerage service run in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and the 5 host boroughs
- More than 3,450 training places have been delivered for people working on the Olympic Park through a National Skills Academy for Construction.
- 457 apprentices have worked on the project exceeding the ODA's target of 350
- 255 women have been helped into a range of jobs on the Olympic Park site by the ODA's 'Women in Construction' project
- Thousands more people across the UK have gained employment and training for sub-contractors and suppliers