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800 people have been queuing throughout the day to apply for sixty new jobs at the Barbour clothing company in South Shields.
With five days until the Budget, businesses will be looking for more help to continue creating jobs.
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Hundreds of people have been queuing through the morning to apply for just sixty new jobs at the South Shields based fashion company Barbour, which is employing more machinists and clerks after a rise in demand for its wax jackets.
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 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.