The city of London is hiring at least half a full-timers to work on a public transportation project in the capital, a new initiative that aims to attract and retain high-skilled professionals.
The project, called Transit for Londons, is one of several initiatives to address the countrys rising housing costs.
The London project, which is part of the citys Transport for London initiative, has been named as the UK’s first major transit and mobility project in more than 20 years.
The company that runs the project, Transocean, said in a statement that more than 400 staff members are now on the ground, and about 50 are on full-timer status.
“Transport for Londs’ commitment to provide the world’s best public transport network has been recognised and has proven to be a catalyst for the UK economy and workforce,” Transoceans president and chief executive, Nicky Sargent, said.
The agency also said the initiative will help London achieve its goal of being “the leading global city for transportation by 2030.”
It will involve investing in infrastructure, upgrading and modernizing bus services, and improving access to jobs and opportunities.
The new employees will work in the areas of operation and maintenance, public relations, marketing and communications.
“It is great to be able to have the support of Transo in the city of Londins experience and success,” said Transport for LONDON (TfL) president and deputy mayor Richard Burnett.
“We’re delighted to have such a strong group of Londoners to help us achieve our ambitious targets.”