Around 90 staff at a major engineering company have been told their jobs could be going to Goa.
Nexus, the company which runs The Tyne and Wear Metro, today revealed it will recruit 30 new apprentices over the next 3 years.
Newcastle United are holding a recruitment afternoon to increase the size of their match day team.
A couple of months ago it was announced that hundreds of jobs would be lost in Northallerton. Almost 500 jobs will go as a result of the closure of the local prison as well as the Rural Payments Agency.
This has left many concerned that families will struggle this Christmas and into the New Year. However, the community has decided to fight back. Local people are trying to help those who will lose their jobs to find other work. Frances Read has the story.
A chemical company in Wilton, Redcar has announced plans to axe 70 jobs.
Lotte Chemical UK said they will no longer make PTA, which is used to make soft drink bottles.
The company has been making PTA on Teesside since 1981. They will begin a period of consultation with their employees.
Nestle has launched a project to employ 1,900 young people over the next three years, mainly at their sites in Newcastle and York.
Gregg Easteal has the details.
Offshore engineering firm OGN Group have confirmed a multi-million pound contract that will bring 600 jobs to Hadrian Yard in Wallsend.
Dan Ashby has the story.
OGN Group, the North East-based offshore engineering company, will create 600 jobs on Tyneside after winning a new multi-million pound contract with oil and gas firm EnQuest.
OGN will help rebuild one of EnQuest's 249m vessels. Once the work is completed, the vessel will then go to work in the North Sea's oil fields.
David Edwards, chief executive at OGN Group, said: “This project will have a significant impact on the North East economy, particularly in terms of creating employment and providing opportunities for the region’s high quality supply chain."
OGN Group, the North East-based offshore engineering company, will create 600 jobs on Tyneside after winning a new contract with oil and gas firm EnQuest. More to follow.
– Karl Koehler, Chief Executive of Tata Steel Europe
"European steel demand this year is expected to be only two-thirds of pre-crisis levels after falls in the past two years.
"On top of the challenging economic conditions, rules covering energy and the environment in Europe and the UK threaten to impose huge additional costs on the steel industry.
"As difficult as the proposed changes are, they are intended to build a stronger future by enabling the Long Products business to compete in even the current challenging economic and regulatory conditions."
Tata Steel will cut 40 jobs at its plant on Teesside, mostly in management and administrative roles. The Thai firm is also cutting 90 jobs in Working and 394 in Scunthorpe. It said the demand for steel in the construction industry in the UK is half the level of 2007.
Tata Steel plans to cut up to 500 jobs in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside because of weak demand in the construction industry, the company said today.
The Deputy Prime MInister has admitted that North East unemployment remains 'stubbornly high'.
Nick Clegg was on Tyneside to launch the latest round of the Government's Regional Growth Fund. Firms are being invited to bid for a share in a £300 million pot of money.
Mr Clegg visited two firms which have benefitted from previous rounds of the Regional Growth Fund. Both have created jobs and expanded their businesses as a result of the money.
Mr Clegg said there was 'a long way to go' to revive the North East economy but there were 'glimmers of good news.'
Watch a full report on the visit from Helen Ford: