Fifty jobs could be created in Carlisle as the city council has agreed to sell five acres of land on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.
The deal is thought to be worth up to £5 million.
There are plans for the land to be used for the development of up to ten commercial and retail units, as well as a 350 space pay-and-display car park.
Greg Hoare reports on the job losses throughout the region.
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37 jobs are set to be lost in Carlisle as a John Lewis distribution centre closes.
The company has announced plans to close its depot at the Kingmoor Business Park.
A consultation process will now start with all employees, who are to be offered early retirement, voluntary redundancy or relocation to a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes.
The MP for Workington says that a task force needs to be set up to see if a West Cumbrian factory can be saved.
Yesterday, the Eastman Chemical Company announced that its factory in Flimby, near Workington, may have to close.
With more than 152 jobs at risk, Sir Tony Cunningham says that there has got to be hope.
Sir Tony Cunningham, the MP for Workington, has said that today's announcement that the Eastman factory may close is a 'huge blow' to the people of Workington.
The Eastman Site Manager, Connie Middaugh, has said the company understands that the announcement that the Workington factory may close was difficult to hear.
152 jobs could be lost if an Eastman factory in Workington closes.
Employees have been informed that there will be a consultation period regarding proposals to close the Eastman Workington acetate tow manufacturing site.
The closure is reportedly the result of changes in the global demand for acetate tow.
The company says decisions about how to proceed will be made based on what best serves the global acetate tow business and Eastman.
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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