HS2 full construction begins after a raise of 22,000 jobs in the next few years is coming up with the government hailing the statement. HS2 estimates a massive job fair over the next two years as main delivery contractors gear up their workforces and as part of the £45bn phase one project formally shifting from enabling works to main construction.
The phase one of HS2 will witness an estimated 400,000 supply chain contract opportunities for UK businesses. The job creation would be an added advantage for the contractors and stakeholders. Boris Johnson said: “HS2 is at the heart of our plans to build back better – and with construction now formally underway, it’s set to create around 22,000 new jobs.
Besides, HS2 is already directly recruiting for 500 new roles over the next three months. The roles are mainly with the majority based in Birmingham, as the project moves into the construction phase. HS2 is already supporting around 9,000 jobs. During its 20-year construction it will create over 30,000 engineering and construction jobs.