Leicester-based energy firm Mark Group Ltd has gone into administration with the loss of 939 jobs.Read the full story ›
1,700 jobs are due to be created at Boots' delivery hub in Burton-upon-Trent.
The temporary roles are to meet the increased demand for goods at the distribution centre in Centrum 100, over the Christmas period.
The firm, founded in Nottingham, is also creating 7,000 temporary jobs in stores across the country.
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Building work has started at a new site for the Coventry-based London Taxi Company, as part of a £250 million investment.Read the full story ›
Figures published by the TUC trade union show that more than 100,000 workers in the East Midlands are missing out on their paid holiday timeRead the full story ›
Up to 600 new jobs are to be created by the motorcycle manufacturer Norton.
The company, which is based at Castle Donington in Leicestershire, is setting up a multi-million pound academy which will also train apprentices.
The government is putting in £4 million pounds to help fund the scheme.
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Four of Coventry's most popular attractions have offered voluntary redundancy to staff.Read the full story ›
Unemployment in the West Midlands increased by 10,000 in the three months to March, official figures have revealed.
A total of 178,000 people were unemployed in the region between January and March, the Office for National Statistics said.
The region's unemployment rate was 6.4 per cent and saw a rise of 5.7 per cent during the period.
Unemployment in the East Midlands remained at 115,000 over the same period and stands at 4.9 per cent.
Around 450 jobs are being axed by embattled supermarket Tesco under plans to close the last six of its Homeplus stores, including one in Nottingham.
The group said the final stores of its once 12-strong non-food retail chain Homeplus would shut on June 27, following the closure of six outlets in March.
Perkins Engines in Peterborough is to create about 175 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13 million Government grant.
Perkins has turned around its fortunes, after making hundreds of staff redundant in 2009 as profits struggled during the recession. The company exports off-road diesel engines to buyers worldwide and will use the money, secured through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to develop low-carbon technologies for running diesel engines.
"This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications.”