New estimate for jobs created by Olympics

Around 180,000 temporary jobs are set to be created by the London Olympics.

The chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), Paul Deighton, made the new estimate at an press conference yesterday.

Deighton revealed that the Games’ official security provider has received 34,000 applicants for a temporary role at the Olympics.

Reacting to this news, a spokesperson from the company told Event Magazine: “We are really encouraged to see so many people are interested in working for us. Many are keen to be involved in the Olympics and we’re confident we will get a high calibre of new recruits at all levels.”

Despite the huge interest in security jobs, Deighton pointed out that security “is just one part” of a much bigger requirement for temporary workers.

According to, he was keen to state that there was still a huge range of temporary jobs in other industries available to apply for.

As the summer approaches, applying for one of these positions could become an increasingly suitable option for those hunting jobs in London. Doing so could provide a much-needed boost to a CV in what is becoming an increasingly competitive jobs market.

According to Mail Online, it is thought that the cost of hosting the Games could now rise to a total of £24 billion – thanks in part to the increased amount of staff required.

by Joe Elvin on January 27, 2012

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