1500 people have applied for six jobs at a coffee shop in Nottingham.
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.
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."
More than £138m is to be invested in projects across the Midlands. The Government funding is aimed at creating and safeguarding thousands of jobs in manufacturing firms and small businesses.
More than 200 people are being made redundant at a food processing factory in Leicester.
The 2 Sisters Food Group said it plans to close its RF Brookes food manufacturing site in the city.
Exports from the East Midlands have reached their highest level in the first quarter for 6 years.
They hit £4.6 billion in the first three months of 2012 up from £3.5 billion in 2010. It means the region’s businesses are back in the black, exporting more goods than they imported for the first time since 2006.