The Midland Metro Alliance has been credited for helping to reduce unemployment in the Wolverhampton area.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in the city fell to 6,590, and according to the JobCentre Plus this is in part due to the Midland Metro Alliance recruiting in the area, during the Bilston Road tram track replacement works.
The majority of the local workers were employed in construction and traffic management and helped contribute to the works finishing ahead of schedule and on budget.
Paul Brown, Project Director for the Bilston Road Tram Track Replacement Project at the Midland Metro Alliance, said: “It is very important for us to employ local people ensuring that the region truly benefits from these massive construction projects. The men and women employed on this particular job contributed tremendously to the project’s success.”