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  1. June 2009 Olympic Update: London 2012 Ann Lines Jobcentre Plus - Head of Olympic Delivery Boyd Wood DWP – Policy Adviser

  2. June 2009 First – Did You Know? • 2012 will be the third time London will host the Olympic Games • Paralympics means the parallel games • It will be the biggest peace time logistics operation ever staged in Britain • DWP has at least 1 Olympian Olympic Update: London 2012

  3. June 2009 Opportunity for All • Communities outside London will benefit too: • 50% of contracts already awarded to companies outside London (at a value of £1.3bn) • Venues and facilities outside London • Around the country: • - Nations and Regions Groups • - London 2012 Business Network Olympic Update: London 2012

  4. June 2009 DWP and Jobcentre Plus’ Aims • The 2012 Games offers a major opportunity to promote employment and skills across the UK. • We want to create a lasting legacy through new jobs, skills and a learning culture and create more innovative ways for delivering these opportunities to all sections of the community. Olympic Update: London 2012

  5. June 2009 DWP and Jobcentre Plus’ Aims • The 2012 Games supports our business aims: • Reduce child poverty • Maximise employment opportunity for all • Reducing the numbers of people claiming out- of-work benefits • Helping people stay in work • Before, during and after Olympic Update: London 2012

  6. June 2009 The Olympic Delivery Team’s Areas of Work • Stakeholder Management • Managing Vacancies • The Personal Best Programme Olympic Update: London 2012

  7. June 2009 Employment and the Games • A politically sensitive issue, aggravated by the economic situation • 20% are from the 5 Host Boroughs • 33% are from other London Boroughs • 40% are from outside London • 7% unmatched postcodes • Our vacancy process Olympic Update: London 2012

  8. June 2009 Employment and the Games Olympic Update: London 2012

  9. June 2009 Employment and the Games Olympic Update: London 2012

  10. June 2009 Employment and the Games Olympic Update: London 2012

  11. June 2009 When the Olympic Flame Goes Out • Volunteering – DWP staff • Mainstreaming Personal Best • Ensuring sustained employment for Games-time workers • Servicing other long-term projects, e.g. • Crossrail • Thames Gateway • 2012 Commonwealth Games Olympic Update: London 2012

  12. June 2009 ‘The UK’s Games in London’ Any Questions? Olympic Update: London 2012