MORE than 4,500 people have found work, apprenticeships or training through legacy projects in Glasgow as a result of this year’s Commonwealth Games, according to the city council.
The figures were revealed as Glasgow city council also said it had found work for more than half its graduate employment target, with more than 500 finding employment.
Council leader, cllr Gordon Matheson, said: “We want to give Glaswegians the skills and opportunities to find work and fulfill their aspirations for a brighter future.
“The more skilled people we have in the city, and the more we link these skills to the needs of business, the easier it is to attract future investment and jobs.
“This is a win-win situation for Glasgow and everyone that lives here.
“By linking these aspirations to our excellent Legacy employment and training projects we are ensuring that the Commonwealth Games will continue to help our city’s citizens flourish and the city’s economy grow for years to come.
“It makes sense both economically and socially to support Glaswegians as they either begin their working life or try to find new skills to find new job opportunities.
“We will continue to look for new opportunities to create training and employment for our citizens. We continue to be inspired by the successes of many of our successful employment and training Legacy projects, and we will continue to work to continue this great work.”