Olympics provides Redbridge residents with 1,575 security jobs

Redbridge is the real winner with the borough set to provide 1,575 security personnel for the Olympic Games.

According to figures released by official security provider G4S today, Redbridge, not an official Olympic host borough, has come in third highest behind Newham and Tower Hamlets.

While London’s six Olympic boroughs will account for more than 10,500 security staff.

Mark Hamilton, managing director of G4S London 2012, said: “It was always our intention to mobilise a large part of our workforce from the boroughs around the Olympic Park.

“I am delighted that we are on target to secure the services of thousands of local people who will help make the London 2012 Games safe and secure.”

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The company confirmed about 105,000 people have been interviewed for positions at the various Olympic venues, and that over 3,800 have already been deployed.

Although the bulk of roles will be temporary, thousands of people will have gained SIA (Security Industry Authority) qualifications and licences on top of the unique experience of working in the games.

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