The full-scale of the HS2 jobs bonanza is today revealed in an independent report carried out by Albion Economics and published by High Speed Rail Industry Leaders.
By analyzing the contracts already issued by HS2 Ltd and the programme for the coming years, and considering both direct roles at HS2 Ltd and throughout the supply chain, the independent report reveals that:
"The HS2 jobs bonanza is not something for the dim and distant future. It is starting now and by the end of the decade the project will have employed some 27,000 people, making it by far-and-away the biggest single source of new jobs in the UK infrastructure sector.
"The jobs bonanza from HS2 will be a nationwide one too, with around 70% of the new employment being created outside London.
"Both HS2 Ltd and the Government are making cracking progress at pushing this project forward. Today’s jobs report shows just how big the benefits will be as long as they are able to continue to do so.”
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