Nestle are recruiting 300 more staff as sales in its home coffee range rise by 40% in the last year.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Marks and Spencer has announced it is to create 1,000 jobs in Leicestershire over the next year under plans to boost its online operations.
JCB has won a new contract with a nationwide equipment rental firm, in a deal worth more than £27 million.
Eight-hundred machines have been bought by equipment hire company A-Plant.
The latest deal comes on the back of 550 machines ordered by A-Plant last year. It means the company has now bought 7,500 machines in a trading relationship with JCB stretching back 25 years.
The Hovis bakery in Birmingham will finally cease production today, leaving hundreds of people out of work.
The decision to shut the Garretts Green factory came after owner Premier Foods lost a £75 million a year contract to supply Co-operative supermarkets.
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 15,000 in the three months to February. The Office for National Statistics said that 175,000 people were looking for work in the region between December and February. Nationally unemployment increased by 70,000 to 2.56m.
Latest figures show that the jobless total in the West Midlands increased by 6,000 in the three months to February. The Office for National Statistics said that 252,000 people were unemployed in the region between December and February. The region's unemployment rate is 9.1%
A training academy in Warwickshire is opening its doors to the next generation of engineers and technicians.
MIRA, a vehicle testing company, plans to create 2,000 jobs in the next seven years.
There are more jobs available now in the West Midlands, compared with the first three months of last year.
Figures released today show that the number has gone up by almost 10 percent.
The biggest rises have been in the accountancy and education industries, whilst the number of available jobs in the customer services industry has gone down.
– Roma Aitken, Regional Manager for totaljobs.com in the West Midlands.
Although a rise in employment opportunities is welcomed news, we continue to see a fall in full-time permanent positions, rising underemployment and increases in inactivity.
The government, local authorities and businesses must continue to work together to strengthen the fragile recovery and return unemployment figures back to precession levels in the West Midlands.
Lincoln's biggest private sector employer has officially opened a new workshop and office complex which it hopes will help it expand and provide even more jobs. Siemens has now moved into its new turbine service centre at Teal Park on the outskirts of the city. James Webster reports.
The head of Siemens' service division in Lincoln has been setting out his hopes for the future at the opening of the new turbine service centre at Teal Park. Neil Corner says the facility should enable them to expand the number of staff they already employ as work demand increases.
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:
– Siemens' Director of Service for Lincoln, Neil Corner
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 has officially opened its new gas turbine service centre at Teal Park in Lincoln. Feilden House is a purpose built facility which the firm describes as world class. 500 staff moved from offices elsewhere in the city at the end of last year and the workshop area transferred at Easter.
Bosses say the 135,000 square foot facility has been built to the highest possible specification with capacity for further expansion. There are already 600 employees there but the firm hopes to increase the number of workers as it attracts more business.
The building is also the first in Lincolnshire to be given a BREAM "excellence" rating for its environmental standards thanks to special roof panels and energy efficient lighting as well as electric car and cycle charging points.