Olympic hurdle

20th August 2004 at 01:00
Army recruitment style television advertising has been launched by the construction industry to attract the best and brightest to fill the Olympic Games labour gap.

Peter Lobban, of CITB-ConstructionSkills said: "With the pound;400 million Olympic bid (for 2012), the pound;10 billion Crossrail Link and pound;76 billion ring-fenced by the government for investment in public projects over the next five years, sustainability is dependent on long-term commitment to quality training and starter jobs.

"We intend to squeeze out the cowboy builder, by getting the right people in."

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