Images from the event can be downloaded here
The session, which was organised by the South East London Chamber of Commerce (SELCC), was attended by clients from across the boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Bromley and Bexley.
Seb Coe met with job seekers who are planning to make the most of the London 2012 Games employment opportunities and wanted to find out more about the range and scale of job vacancies at LOCOG.
LOCOG’s recruitment drive that will see the workforce more than double by March 2012 is underpinned by a programme of recruitment outreach events in the five host boroughs. Representatives of the LOCOG recruitment team together relevant borough staff run group workshops to share the information on forthcoming roles and offer one to one sessions to discuss on how to best tackle the opportunity.
Over the next 13 months, LOCOG will be creating thousands of jobs and will also be encouraging sponsors and contractors to support local employment opportunities from these boroughs. LOCOG has set itself the target of employing 15 to 20 per cent of the total workforce for the Games from people living in the six Host Boroughs and will be working closely with job brokerages and the six Host Boroughs to promote these opportunities.
Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG said: ‘We have a challenging year ahead as we bring to life and test all the Games-time operational plans that have been developed and fine tuned over the last five years. Employing people with the right skills sets to help us with this work, coupled with an understanding of the area we are operating in is a win-win. I hope the residents I met today consider working with us.’
The South East London Chamber of Commerce is a members organisation for small, medium and large businesses in boroughs across south east London. Fields represented range from retail to construction and the organisation holds regular networking events across south London.
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Notes to editors
As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-five domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, Next, The Nielsen Company, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster and Trebor.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Supplier, Otto Bock.
The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.