A shortage of skills, including a lack of students with good maths and science, is threatening the capital's position as the global hub for technology, say business experts.
The Tech London Advocates add that immigration controls are also stopping talent from outside the UK coming in. 172 of their members said they had difficulty finding employees that meet their requirements which, they say, is having a serious impact on the growth of London's technology industry.
Just 45% of London's disabled people of working age are in work and a new roadshow hopes to bosst these numbers. The Disability Confidence Roadshow will open today fronted by businessman and Falklands veteran Simon Weston.
The event is designed to increase the confidence of London's employers to recruit disabled people in the capital. Sponsored by Barclays Bank it will be attended by companies and businesses such as GlaxcoSmithKline, Morgan Chase, BP and Morgan Stanley
Mr Weston said 'What I want employers to take away from this conference is that disabled people cane be some of your best employees. We're some of the most determined workers, who go the extra mile to secure results.'
London's economy is missing out on skills because parents - particularly women - are poorly served by the capital's labour market, which often forces them into lower-paid, less secure part-time jobs, the London Assembly has claimed today.
A new paper from the Assembly's Economy Committee says a lack of affordable flexible childcare is also hindering parents from working in the capital. The Committee claims this represents a waste of a significant proportion of London's skilled workforce.
The Northumberland Development Project and Tottenham Hotspur's has announced the newest wave of jobs as part of the stadium regeneration programme. The first 200 jobs will be at the Sainsbury's superstore which is part of the project and will go to local people within a 3 mile radius
The club will use its unique appeal as the driving force behind ensuring this. It's just the start of employment drive through the NDP, with 65 apprenticeships already in place or due to be filled within the next 12 months.
"As part of the Group’s simplification programme set out in its 2011 strategic plan, the decision has been reached to close Essex House, leading to around 570 role reductions. A further c75 members of staff currently at Essex House will move to our Chelmsford location.
"As with any decision that affects our colleagues, this was a very difficult one to make. We will do everything we can to provide support for both our employees and the local community to manage this transition.
"We will work with our colleagues wherever possible to try to find suitable roles for them elsewhere within the Group."