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Olympic boroughs receive BOOST in job and business opportunities


Londoners living in the five host boroughs of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will have a direct link to job opportunities thanks to BOOST- a brokerage service supported by the London Development Agency (LDA).

Working closely with Olympic employers, BOOST will flag up job and volunteering opportunities in advance to those who register in the five host boroughs - Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

Geoff Newton, Director of Olympic Opportunity at the LDA, said:

"It is our priority to ensure Londoners get the most out of opportunities being created by the Games. BOOST is just one example of where the LDA is working on a borough by borough level to help people access the Olympic jobs.

“By linking these up and coming job opportunities with relevant training, we will ensure a lasting legacy for London.”

People and businesses can register through the local labour and business scheme in their borough, by calling 0845 155 2012, or via the website

They will be offered a tailored package of support which will ensure they are strongly placed to apply for job vacancies and business opportunities.

BOOST is part of the Local Employment Training Framework (LETF) which is funded by the LDA to help local people benefit from Olympic jobs, and improve their overall employment prospects.

LETF is supported by almost £10 million of LDA funding until the end of 2009, and a similar financial commitment to carry on until 2012.

The LDA is using the Games as a vehicle to secure sustainable careers and we hope like to see worklessness reduced by 20,000 in the host boroughs and by 70,000 across London.


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