A massive jobs fair is taking place at Stansted aiport today.
Nearly 50 employers will be there offering everything from pilot and cabin crew positions to retail jobs.
The airport is the biggest single employment site in the East of England and home to more than 11,600 workers.
But it now needs more workers to cope with its recent expansion.
It might have its roots in the States but did you know the buns for McDonalds burgers are made right here in our region.
Over the last year 70 people have been recruited for a new 10,000 square metre factory in Dunstable.
They're now making 67,000 buns every hour, 24 hours a day for restaurants across the country.
"We have bakers in the north west, we have a bakery in the south west, but nothing really in the south east of England which represents really the biggest market for McDonalds, so it is important to have a presence in this area to enable us to get the freshest product to our restaurants on a daily basis."
The Government is expected to announce a multibillion pound deal later which will secure Chinese backing for a nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk.
The deal could also allow Chinese state-owned companies to design and build a nuclear reactor using their own technology at Bradwell in Essex.
Those in support say it's a huge boost for the region, but concerns have been raised about national security as well as ecological and environmental concerns.
"It's too much of a gamble to be honest. It' a new Chinese reactor that will be built here, the first one in the western world and there's no track record of the Chinese being able to build safe and to cost reactors."
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More than 2,000 jobseekers went along to the third annual 'Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair' in Clacton.
The event which took place at the Princess Theatre attracted 55 exhibitors with around 150 jobs available on the day.
"It really was fantastic to see so many people come along, some were searching for jobs while others were looking to change their career path. We also had students from a number of colleges looking to make contact with companies and the feedback from all those involved has already been extremely positive.”
Buses were also put on to bring people in from Harwich and they proved popular.
Milton Keynes will tomorrow play host to its first game for this year's Rugby World Cup.
In the first of three games taking place at the venue, France will look to take on Canada. The other two will feature Samoa against Japan and Uruguay facing Fiji.
With more than thirty thousand fans expected at each game the tournament is worth more than 50 million pounds to the town.
The MK Don's chairman said;
Ten years ago you would not have imagined milton keynes hosting a worldwide event, a big international sporting event but the stadium has helped put us on the map.
Whether it was finding a first time job or changing career thousands of people have been taking advantage of Milton Keynes annual Job Show.
Now in its fourth year the two day event was the biggest yet.
The council says it's symbolic of the town's booming economy.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.
It's the biggest sporting event in Britain since the Olympics, and this region is playing a vital part in it.
The Rugby World Cup is expected to boost the economy by a billion pounds. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.
A major event aiming to drive forward growth across our region will take place in Milton Keynes today.
The Milton Keynes jobs fair will see 90 top employers, including the Army, and businesses like John Lewis and Ikea, offer around 10,000 jobs to people in the area.
The event will take place at the Centre MK today and tomorrow and organisers are expecting 105,000 people to attend over the two days.
It takes place between 10am and 6pm.
You've probably never heard of Maris Otter barley but chances are, if you like a decent pint of beer, you've most certainly drunk it.
It's a particular type of barley that is grown in North Norfolk and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a beer festival at Open in Norwich.
Click below to watch Kate Prout's report.