Nottinghamshire Police wants people from a diverse range of backgrounds to consider applying to join the force.
More than 200 people are being made redundant at a food processing company in Leicester.
Exports from the East Midlands have reached their highest level in the first quarter for 6 years.
Thousands of people attended a jobs fair in Nottingham today. More than 65 companies were showcased at the event, advertising job vacancies, apprenticeships and handing out career advice.
It comes after a new survey shows employers in the East Midlands are becoming increasingly confident about taking on more staff.
Thousands of people have attended a jobs fair being held in Nottingham today.
Around 60 employers and training providers had stands at the event at the Capital FM Arena, offering careers and apprenticeships across a range of sectors including retail, construction, and social care.
At a similar event last year almost 600 people found work after attending.
Cllr Nick McDonald from Nottingham City Council told ITV News Central that today's event allows people to connect with future employers.
The Nottingham jobs fair has got underway this morning at the Capital FM Arena.
Around 5,000 people are expected to attend the event which is open until 15:00.
60 employers have stands offering careers and apprenticeships in a range of sectors from retail, to construction and social care.
5,000 people are expected to attend Nottingham's job fair today. Around 60 employers will be at the event offering vacancies and apprenticeships.
A dedicated service has also been set up to help older people in the city find work.
It is being held between 10:00 and 15:00 at the Capital FM Arena.
Employers in the West Midlands are the most positive in the country about hiring new staff, according to a survey by a national recruitment agency Manpower Group.
Automotive investment has boosted regional confidence, pushing the county to the top of the list.
This news follow Jaguar Land Rover's announced last week, that it's doubling the size of its new engine plant near Wolverhampton, leading to 1,400 new jobs.
Trade Union members claim that "unprecedented levels of poverty are emerging amongst staff working for Nottingham City Council."
They claim that many council workers fear they will be forced to resort to using local food banks following steep rises in the price of gas, electricity and food.
They say that staff who have to use a car for their job are not able to afford the petrol to fill it up.
Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting today over a freeze in their wages.
The council leader explains that the local authority has had a reduction in its budget of £27 million this year and a further £23 million next year.
– Jon Collins, City Council Leader, Councillor
"Maintaining services and protecting jobs has to be our top priority. The freeze in incremental pay rises has saved 150 jobs since 2011. Continuing it next year would help protect upwards of 100 jobs.
"We're taking steps towards implementing the Living Wage to support the lowest paid staff and will be discussing this further with the trade unions."
Workers at Nottingham City Council are protesting against a freeze in their wages today. Unions claim the lowest paid staff are struggling to have a basic standard of living. The council says the freeze has secured 150 jobs since 2011.
27 new businesses and 3000 new jobs are to be created in Derby by 2020.
The announcement is part of a £40 million programme by Derby City Council which is being backed by the government's Regional Growth Fund.
The money will be used in the aerospace, rail and automotive supply chains for various projects.
The Regional Growth Fund resources were allocated to Derby last October and these funds are used to support businesses to grow.
Vince Cable MP, Business Secretary, said: "We need growth that is more evenly balanced across the country. This is why we are supporting manufacturing centres like Derby through the Regional Growth Fund."