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.
Siemens' new gas turbine service facility at Teal Park in Lincoln officially opens this morning. The state of the art engineering centre represents a big investment for the region.
A jobs training centre in Derby says it's at breaking point because of a large rise in the number of people looking for work.
In January, The Jet Centre in Normanton had around 3,500 people coming through its doors looking for help finding a job.
The online fashion store, ASOS, is opening an office in Birmingham.
The company is recruiting 20 positions in the city for jobs in software development.
Birmingham was selected after it was named the UK's fasting growing e-commerce city since the recession by eBay. More than 1,000 new businesses have been set up between 2008 and 2011.
International trading accounts for 59% of ASOS' total retail sales.
Grim news from Thomas Cook - 2,500 jobs going as part of restructure - some stores will close. Sources at Thomas Cook insist this is about changing the structure of the business to secure it for future, not the start of its decline: "We're trying to do it in one go."
They're cutting 195 stores from 1,069 - 2,500 staff going down to 13,000 from 15,500. Job cuts are not a massive surprise - £590m losses just before Christmas and new-ish boss making big changes.
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.
Sandwell Council has launched a work experience scheme to help young people gain vital job skills.
The local authority is offering placements of up to three months to 300 young people aged 16 to 24.
A range of council services are taking part in the initiative, including engineering, transport, social care and museums.
On average 4,220 people aged between 16 and 24 were unemployed in Sandwell during 2012.
– Sandwell Council's cabinet member for service improvement and deputy leader Cllr Mahboob Hussain
Young people are the future of this country and it is crucial they gain the right job skills to equip them for the world of work. This new scheme will give them valuable experience which will give them a good CV.
Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, official figures showed today.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million, said the Office for National Statistics.
Average earnings increased by 1.4% in the year to December, 0.1% down on the previous month.
Over 1,700 people have applied for just eight jobs at a new coffee shop opening in Nottingham.
Coffee shop chain Costa said it was shocked after receiving the huge number of applications for the positions which were advertised in December.
The positions are for three full-time and five part-time posts which pay between £6.10 and £10 per hour at the shop which is due to open this Friday.
A Costa Coffee spokesperson said the applicants included new graduates to former managers, who were 'obviously overqualified' for the positions as well as employees of struggling high-street stores such as HMV and Clinton Cards, both of which have called in administrators.
Lincolnshire Fire service is recruiting new firefighters for the first time in five years. The service is looking to employ up to ten new full time workers, who will then be assigned to work throughout the county.
Candidates will be assessed on things like physical ability and problem solving, as well as on personal qualities. Five hundred applications will be accepted by the service, with an additional 150 applicants placed on a holding list.
Just over 1,700 people applied for just eight jobs at a new Costa Coffee branch in Nottingham.
Costa said they were "shocked" to receive 1,701 applications for the three full-time and five part-time posts after advertising in early December.
In an indication of how tough the jobs market remains, the position attracted applicants that included new graduates and former managers.
The coffee chain also received applications from former employees of HMV and Clinton Cards, who were both forced to call in administrators.