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Recruitment drive launched for North Yorkshire Police

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, is launching a police officer recruitment campaign for around 60 jobs to be filled between now and the end of 2014.

The force say that they are looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference in their communities, committed to reducing harm and for those who want to do more for victims.

“I know that people want to see officers on the streets and this campaign will help to make sure that we maximise coverage across North Yorkshire for the next few years.

“The recruitment of high quality officers is a fundamental part of my central goal to ensure people are safe, that we remain the safest county in England and residents of North Yorkshire feel safe.

“Undoubtedly, there will be a huge number of people who are interested and it is probable the website will be extremely busy during the application period which is open for two weeks. If people do experience a delay I would ask that they please bear with us as we work to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. ”

– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

"Devastating blow" as Coca Cola axes nearly 300 jobs - with Wakefield site affected

It's been announced Coca Cola will cut nearly 300 jobs.

The loss, at Coca Cola Enterprises, was described as “a devastating blow” by the union Unite.

Coca Cola is to close down its Direct Store Delivery operation resulting in 288 redundancies, 160 of which are Unite drivers and warehouse workers. The sites affected include Bristol, East Kilbride, North London, Northampton, Sidcup and Wakefield.

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Boss: New plant puts Lincoln at centre of engineering innovation

Siemens' director of service in Lincoln has paid tribute to all those who have worked towards the opening of the firm's new turbine service centre:

From the start our vision has been to create a world-class facility and environment of service excellence to meet our customer service needs. The focus of the centre is on continuous improvement and we are proud to have developed a facility that offers a modern working environment for our customers and employees. This together with the great work we are doing with the University at the Engineering Hub really helps put Siemens and Lincoln at the centre of engineering innovation in the UK.

– Siemens' Director of Service for Lincoln, Neil Corner

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Video: Future of BAE workers 'once again uncertain'

Union bosses say the future for BAE employees is once again uncertain after plans to sell the plant in Brough were announced.

Part of the site will be redeveloped while the rest is leased back to the aerospace giant. It's claimed the move could bring employment and a boost to the local economy - despite the hundreds of people who have been made redundant in the past 18 months.

Jobs created in Hull

Up to 700 jobs could be created at a new food production business planned for Hull.

It's thought it will be based at a site between Hull and Hedon. Hull City Council leader Steve Brady has revealed the development represents a potential investment of up to £300 million pounds.

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Three Tesco distribution centres to close

Tesco are closing the following distribution centres:

  • Weybridge in Surrey which employs approximately 650 staff
  • Harlow in Essex which employs approximately 800 staff
  • Chesterfield in Derbyshire which employs approximately 400 staff

In addition Magor, in Monmouthshire, will reduce by approximately 150 staff and Welham Green, in Hertfordshire, by 70.

Tesco said staff would be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites, including two new distribution centres at Reading and Dagenham where approximately 2,000 jobs will be created.

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