December 9 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur reckon that 3,000 construction jobs will be created by the build of their new 61,000 capacity stadium, many of them going to local people.
Alongside stadium contractors and sub-contractors the club ran a Jobs Fair at the stadium this week with 20 firms offering live jobs and training opportunities to around 500 local young people in attendance.
Alongside the Jobs Fair the club’s Foundation launched a Construction Academy for local people to gain employment and training on side. The Academy will run in partnership with three Further Education Colleges – Barnet & Southgate College, Hertford Regional College and Waltham Forest College.
Teenagers interested in construction careers will enroll in two-week programmes that involve on-the-job training on the site of the new stadium development.
The club said it “directly supports 1,100 jobs in the locality – 650 employed directly on site by the Club, the Foundation and Sainsbury’s; and 450 supported through the Club’s supply chain, spending and direct activities.
“In addition, the spending of supporters and visitors to Tottenham as a direct result of the Club’s activities supports a further 730 jobs locally. The Club currently therefore supports over 1,800 jobs locally and pumps around £120 million into the local economy each year.
“When complete, the development will support around 3,500 jobs, with £293 million pumped into the local economy each year. An increase of 1,700 new jobs and £166 million local spending a year.”
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