At its peak the construction workforce consisted of around 1,800 workers. Skanska encourages local employment by sending out job applications to local organizations, and 17 percent of the project workers are from areas around the projects.
34 percent of project subcontractors are from the Greater London area and Skanska is employing predominantly British companies on the project, which contributes toward regional economic development.
An employment program targeting the long-term unemployed is being implemented on both sites. Skanska also offers English classes for the construction workforce at the Royal London Hospital.
Approximately 100 local school students have visited the projects as part of an initiative to give disadvantaged young people job market experience. Skanska also ran mentoring groups at local schools.
The hospitals directly employ 7,400 people and are planning to increase the proportion of local employment by allocating 80 percent of new entry-level positions to local people, which could create around 900 new local jobs.