English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur FC has announced the delivery of the 1,000th new job as the team’s new stadium scheme kick-starts the regeneration of the local area in North London.
Since 2013, the club has worked in partnership with Haringey Council and the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions to ensure as many jobs as possible emerging from the development have gone to local residents.
To date, the partnership has successfully engaged with employers to ensure job vacancies are open to local people and has actively worked with individuals across the community to help with CVs, support the application process and provide access to training and employment opportunities.
In addition, thousands of other employment opportunities have been made available via jobs fairs and other activities led and hosted by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
As a result, 1,000 new jobs have been delivered across a range of industries involved in the club’s investment into the regeneration of Tottenham – including construction, IT, hospitality, retail and sport.
When complete, the club’s new stadium development will support more than 3,700 jobs, with £293m (US$379m) pumped into the local economy each year – an enormous impact for an area in real need of new jobs and increased economic activity.
Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said, “This significant milestone is yet another example of how our new stadium development scheme is driving employment within our local community and leading the regeneration of Tottenham.
“Creating opportunities for residents living on our doorstep is fundamental to what we are aiming to achieve through this project and the hard work does not stop here.”
May 3, 2017