The London Distribution Park is able to draw upon the established skilled labour resource attracted by the Port, which also has strong links to the Academy of Logistics and provides specialist training.

Thurrock benefits from a higher percentage of skilled trades, process plant and machine operatives (13.7%) than the national average (10.8 %).

The unemployment rate for Thurrock is 9.2%, higher than both the east average of 6.7% and nationally at 8.1%. This shows that the Thurrock area offers greater potential for an additional pool of labour to be drawn upon over and above the existing manufacturing, transport and distribution workforce.