Developers who have taken over the former Pfizer site in Sandwich are predicting a science and technology boom of up to 6,000 new jobs.
Bluewater shopping centre plans to create 1,500 jobs
MPs are to debate the future of the Coryton Oil refinery this evening. However administrators have already announced the plant is to close.
Easyjet is to employ an extra 200 pilots, the company has just announced.
They will fly from a number of bases including Gatwick and Southend.
Easyjet is now the biggest airline at Gatwick with 100 routes.
The facts and figures behind today's rise in the jobless total have been pulled together into a video by the Office For National Statistics.
– Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary
Today's figures confirm our fears that economic stagnation has finally caught up with the jobs market.
Young people are bearing the brunt of our jobs crisis, with the number of unemployed youngsters up 48,000 and approaching a million again.
The news for those in work is not much better, with the gap between wages and the rising cost of living getting even wider.
We won't see a proper recovery in the jobs market until we get growth back into the economy. That's why the Chancellor must change course and prioritise jobs, growth and living standards in his Budget today.
Unemployment increased by 7,000 between November and January to 2.52 million. The ONS figures also show the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 1,500 to 1.54 million.
Leaving school or college is a daunting prospect for some students, particularly as youth unemployment is rising. A careers fair was inundated with students wanting to find out about jobs apprenticeships and further education. Tom Savvides reports from Detling, near Maidstone.
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.
A proposed development for Sackville Trading Estate, Sackville Road, Hove that could create around 690 jobs, has had its time limit for implementation extended.
Coal Pension Properties Ltd had proposed a development that was approved in 2010 however the planning permission was due to expire on 2 March 2013.
The proposed development provides a mix of employment generating use. This includes a food store, a variety of retail units and office accommodation.
The scheme could create around 690 jobs – 150 in thefood store, 150 non-food retail, 350 office space, 30 small retail/cafes and 10 in on-site management /security.
– Cllr Christopher Hawtree, Brighton & Hove City Council
I am glad that there is still a commitment to such a development in these times- and look forward to its progress.”
Employees at the huge Honda car factory in Wiltshire have been left reeling today following the announcement that 800 of them are to lose their jobs within the next few weeks. The Japanese company currently employs 3,500 people at its plant at Swindon. Nearly a quarter are to be made redundant.
The company blames a slump in demand for cars across Europe, and says it remains fully committed to long term operations in Britain. The loss of so many jobs will have a major impact on Swindon's economy. Our correspondent Robert Murphy has more.
His report includes interviews with Business Secretary Vince Cable, Kim Ballamy from Honda, Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson, Jim d'Avila from Unite Union and local businessman Peter Richardson.