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British Cleaning Council backs London 2012 cleaning jobs pledge
The British Cleaning Council has welcomed the announcement from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games that London 2012 will create over 100,000 paid games time jobs in operational services.
The jobs will come from catering, cleaning and waste management, security and transport, and will be used to supplement the 70,000 'Gamesmaker' volunteers who will fill similar roles.
The paid/unpaid ratio of games time employees will be approximately 60:40. London 2012 has also set a target of 15%-20% of their workforce to be derived from living in London's host boroughs.
"We are pleased that the London 2012 games will provide a route to paid employment within the cleaning industry," says Mark Woodhead, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council. "Part of the games' legacy commitment is to establish longterm employment opportunities for London's East End, and these roles are a crucial component in achieving this objective."
19th January 2012