London bid for Olympics could create 11,000 jobs

If London is successful in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games up to 11,000 new jobs could be created in the South East, according to the organisers of the bid.

The city will submit its final bid to host the games and Mayor Ken Livingstone and Lord Sebastian Coe have signed a letter vowing to leave the city a long-term legacy from the Olympics.

The letter promises ethical employment policies, involving training courses and use of local skilled workers.

John Biggs, deputy chairman of the London Development Agency, said the games would ‘provide a fantastic opportunity’ to give local people greater skills, particularly in areas of construction, IT and hospitality.



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