Jobs, jobs and more jobs

Jobs, jobs and more jobs

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In the autumn of 2015, the renowned British University of Cambridge embarked on a research project with regard to Uplace’s environmental impact on the Vilvoorde-Machelen area. The study scrutinizes the influence of Uplace, which, as a pioneer for the reconversion zone, aims to provide the neighbourhood with a social, cultural, and societal boost. Firstly, the study is focused on job creation. It found that Uplace will yield 3,249 new jobs, making it one of the biggest employers in the area. These are new jobs which are more than welcome in an area where over 19,000 people are unemployed. In addition, during construction 5,627 people will be employed, with job opportunities for both unskilled and highly-skilled workers, ranging from to execution to more technical aspects such as remediation, planning, and development.