How many times has Crash Gordon and New Labour trumpeted the number of jobs that the Olympic construction sites would offer. Last year the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) claimed "Local people are given priority in accessing training and jobs on-site through local job brokerage services in the local area,". Now, we hear that just one in eight jobs on the Olympic site have gone to local British workers! The London Evening Standard reports that:
The ODA agreed to release the local employment figures under the Freedom of Information Act after a six-month campaign by a shipping industry worker and local East End resident David Isted. [Link]
"the Olympic Delivery Authority has been forced to reveal that just 828 workers out of the total 6,277 workers on the Olympic site are Britons who live locally in the most revealing snapshot of employment on the site."
(Hat-tip Iain Dale: British Jobs for Foreign Workers)