§ Viscount Exmouth
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are in a position to provide further information regarding the allocation of the 5,000 jobs to be created upon completion of the Millennium Dome, referred to by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 17 February (H.L. Deb. col. 137). [HL766]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
When the Millennium Experience is open and fully operational the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) forecast that it will create about 2,000 new full and part time jobs. These jobs will relate to the operation of the dome during 2000, and will include security, catering, etc. The recruitment process for these jobs will begin in mid-1999. An independent report commissioned by the London Borough of Greenwich has estimated that a further 3,000 jobs relating to the dome will be generated. The NMEC are working closely with Greenwich Council and other local authorities in the area to ensure that opportunities for the local labour force are maximised. People interested in working on the Millennium Experience can register through the visitor centre in Greenwich.