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Olympic Park workforce hits 12,500

More than 12,500 workers are now on the Olympic Park and Village site in east London, official figures have shown.

The ‘big build’ workforce preparing the venues for the 2012 Games has reached 12,635, of which a quarter are resident in one of the five Olympic Park Host Boroughs, and more than six in 10 live in London.

Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive Dennis Hone said: “The Olympic Park and Village is being delivered on track and within budget by a dedicated and hard working team in London supported by thousands more people working for sub-contractors and suppliers up and down the country.

“The site and supplier workforce have done us proud, completing construction on the Stadium and Velodrome and being on track to finish all the main venues and infrastructure this summer ready for test events ahead of the Games.

”Alongside the immediate economic legacy of providing work, contracts and a showcase for the work of UK plc, the big build has supported long-term career development for people living close to the Olympic Park, previously unemployed people and apprentices.”

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