Barbour jobs fair

Hundreds of people queue for jobs at the Barbour factory in South Shields.

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800 enquire about 60 Barbour posts

Team Manager Matt Gillard at Barbour said that 800 people had enquired through the Job Centre about the 60 posts.

He added that the company has stayed in the North East because it had a "family commitment to stay and help with employment".

Hundreds queue for Barbour jobs

Hundreds of people have been queuing at a jobs fair in South Shields for the designer coat maker Barbour.

The company is looking to recruit 60 new staff following an expansion of the brand.

20 of the posts are for machinists as a new production line is being introduced to keep up with demand for wax jackets.

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