Olympics recruitment - statement12 July 2012
G4S has issued the following statement in relation to recruitment of security staff for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
"G4S is committed to ensuring that London 2012 is safe and secure. This is an unprecedented and very complex security recruitment and deployment exercise which is being carried out to a very tight schedule.
We have made very significant progress - we already have nearly 4,000 people at work across 100 venues. We currently have over 9,000 additional people going through the final stages of the required extensive training, vetting and accreditation process.
We have encountered some delays in progressing applicants through the final stages but we are working extremely hard to process these as swiftly as possible.
We understand the Government's decision to bring in additional resources and will work with LOCOG, the military and other agencies to deliver a safe and secure Games."
- Nicola Savage
(Head of Public Relations, G4S UK & Ireland)
: 0845 371 7173 (Option 3) or 0871 834 0033
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.