MSG Sphere would be a long-term investment in the future of Stratford and London, supporting thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of economic benefit.

COMMITTING TO LOCAL JOBS AND TRAINING

We’re committed to making training initiatives and local hiring a priority – with specific goals to promote opportunities for local residents.

THIS COMMITMENT INCLUDES:

  • Providing employment opportunities across a wide range of skillsets
  • Employing a dedicated MSG team to work with local recruitment and business schemes to identify residents for short-and long-term employment opportunities
  • In partnership with Newham Borough Council and the LLDC, setting specific targets for how many construction and operational jobs will be filled by residents of the London Borough of Newham – the target we have committed to as part of our plans is that 35% of all construction jobs and 35% of all operational jobs would be filled by Newham residents
  • Engaging with other boroughs as well – Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – so that many jobs go to qualified local residents
  • Paying all full-time and part-time staff directly employed by MSG at least the London Living Wage (LLW)
  • Promoting the LLW for all construction and other roles that are not directly employed by MSG by taking this into account when awarding contracts
  • Investing in Newham employment and training initiatives
  • Providing employment opportunities across a wide range of skillsets
  • Employing a dedicated MSG team to work with local recruitment and business schemes to identify residents for short-and long-term employment opportunities
  • In partnership with Newham Borough Council and the LLDC, setting specific targets for how many construction and operational jobs will be filled by residents of the London Borough of Newham
  • Engaging with other boroughs as well – Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – so that as many jobs as possible go to local residents
  • Paying all full-time and part-time staff directly employed by MSG at least the London Living Wage (LLW)
  • Promoting the LLW for all construction and other roles that are not directly employed by MSG
  • Investing in Newham employment and training initiatives

GENERATING SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BENEFITS

MSG engaged two leading economic consultancies – Ernst & Young (EY) and Volterra – to conduct independent analyses of the benefits the new venue will bring.

MSG Sphere would support up to 3,200 jobs each year across the UK once it’s open – 1,200 of these would be ongoing jobs directly employed on the site by MSG, and 2,000 would be supported in businesses and services across the UK that benefit from the venue’s operation.

In addition, up to 4,300 jobs are expected to be supported each year during the 3-year construction period – 1,000 of those would be directly on site, and a further 3,300 in the supply chain and other related businesses.

EY also expects the project to bring £2.7 billion to the UK’s economy in its first 20 years of operation, including up to £50 million a year in extra revenue for local businesses in Newham once the venue is open.

Download the EY report to see how MSG Sphere would create new jobs, generate millions of pounds for local businesses and boost the UK economy.