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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what procedures are in place under which British citizens may apply to work on construction projects in connection with the London 2012 Olympics. (310928)

Through the ‘Jobs, Skills, Futures’ brokerage service the Olympic Delivery Authority works in partnership with contractors on the Olympic Park to identify job vacancies that can be made available to local people. Local people, those who give a permanent address in one of the five host boroughs, are given priority access to vacancies that arise on the park. Vacancies are initially offered exclusively and equally to each of the five host borough employment brokerage services and through local Jobcentre Plus offices for a period 48 hours. If no suitable candidates are put forward by the local employment brokerage services, vacancies are then made available throughout London for a further 24 hours though Relay London Jobs. If after this time vacancies are unfilled, they are then advertised nationally through the Jobcentre Plus network.