A new centre for employment has opened up in Dumfries to help people find work.
The "Total access point", or TAP centre as it will be known, is based on Nith Place and is specifically aimed at supporting businesses and young people. Lori Carnochan reports.
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Dumfries and Galloway council has opened a new centre for employment in Dumfries, in a bid to bring down higher-than-average youth unemployment in the area.
The "Total access point", or TAP centre, is based on Nith Place and is specifically aimed at supporting businesses and young people.
It's hoped this one-stop-shop will mean people can access a wide range of services, from all sectors of the employment industry and the industry can see the talent available to fill their vacancies.
An advert's gone out for one of the most unusual jobs in Cumbria - but it could save lives.
The Lake District National Park's recruiting a 'Fell Top Assessor'.
Whoever gets the job will brave wind, rain and snow to check conditions on the area's 950-metre peak, Helvellyn, during the winter months.
Jon Bennett, from Ambleside, has been doing the job for eight years, and he's to be joined by a new recruit.
Information relayed by them will be used by Weatherline, a phone and online service that keeps keep visitors and locals informed about the conditions.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning have shown a drop in unemployment across our region.
Unemployment has fallen by 27,000 across the North West to 239,000 - dropping to seven percent.
The latest figures span from May to July of this year.
90 jobs have been created in Carlisle after a multi-million pound investment in a food processing plant.
The Cavaghan and Gray factory in Harraby will be expanded with new processing equipment, two new production lines and a chilled storage unit by September.
An NHS careers fair is being held at Lakes College in Lillyhall to try and attract the next generation of healthcare professionals. An ageing population, younger people leaving the county and the lack of a specialist skills centre are all reasons the NHS can struggle to recruit.
The Cumbria Parternship NHS Foundation Trust has organised the event. It employs around 4000 people within the county.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced plans to expand - and is set to create a hundred jobs.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market. It's set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
It won't just be for motor sport, however, as the company is also targeting the general automotive industry.
Kim Inglis reports.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see 100 new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars.
It is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see a hundred new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market and is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.