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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).


Olympic parkland
  • 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
Olympic Park barge delivery
Olympic energy centre