Flexible workers vital to construction
Flexible workers vital to construction of Olympics site, says REC
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to todays proposed protest by construction workers against the use of agency workers at the 2012 Olympics site in east London. Tom Hadley, the RECs Director of External Relations, said: "At any large construction site, a supply of flexible workers is vital to get the build completed on time. Agencies have a vital role to play to ensure that the Olympic venues are delivered on budget and on time. Our experience of the Olympic site is that all contractors and workers are working to high standards.
Recruitment agencies are working with Jobcentre Plus, training organisations and others to ensure that local people have the opportunity to work onsite. We encourage the contractors onsite to work with recruitment agencies who operate to high standards and have proactive strategies to engage the local population in the job opportunities this build affords. Recruitment agencies are then in a unique position to move these pools of skilled labour onto new projects when the Olympic build is completed."