London Olympic 2012 organisers promise interviews to disabled

The organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games have pledged to give job interviews to all disabled applicants who meet the criteria for a vacancy.

The promise is part of a recruitment drive by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as it bids to boost the number of disabled employees involved in London 2012.

The Access Now programme also informs disabled people of the measures LOCOG is putting in place before the recruitment stage.

Paul Deighton, chief executive of LOGOG, said: “We need our workforce to reflect the communities we are working for.

“Today marks a step change in our effort to establish LOCOG as an employer of choice for disabled people, something that is particularly crucial for us given we are staging a Paralympic Games together with an Olympic Games.”

David Morris, senior policy adviser to the mayor of London on disability, praised the new LOCOG programme.

Morris said: “I want to see more employers recruiting people from the disabled community and making use of their talents.”

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