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.
The Government has announced plans to invest millions of pounds in seaside communities in the North East and North Yorkshire.
European money is being used to transform a part of Sunderland city centre as well as creating thousands of jobs in the local area.
The Vaux site has been undeveloped since the brewery closed in 1999.
The European Regional Development Fund has now announced that it is investing more than two million pounds into the site - a figure that is also being matched by Sunderland City Council.
The investment and development could result in as many as 4000 private sector jobs being created at the site.
The Tyne and Wear operator of the Metro is launching a new apprenticeship scheme which will create thirty jobs for young engineers.
Nexus has teamed up with Gateshead College to train the engineers.
The aim of the scheme is to create a Rail Academy which would work with other companies in the future.
Young people are invited to an event aimed at boosting their employability prospects.
Businesses from across the North East will join youth projects at the networking event on 13 March to explore opportunities for working together to make a difference to young people.
The event is part of the national United Futures campaign, which aims to increase business engagement with the out-of-school youth sector across England.
It is led by charities Business In The Community, National Children's Bureau and UK Youth.
The North East has the highest regional Neet (not in education, employment or training) rate in England, which stood at 9% of 16 to 18 year-olds in the region during the last quarter of 2012.
The event will be held between 8.30am and10.30am at Starbucks in the Metro Centre, Gateshead.
– Beth Cummins, youth consultant
"For me one of the main reasons for youth sector and businesses to get involved together is employability.
"Young people are hardest hit by unemployment particularly in the North East and so it's important to inspire that entrepreneurial drive and confidence within them."
A North East clothing manufacturer has announced plans to take on sixty workers, boosting employment in the area.
The clothing company Barbour will offer the positions at its factory in South Tyneside as the company expands.
Jobs on offer include working as machinists - who make the word famous Barbour wax jackets - and the firm will hold a recruitment fair later this month.
Barbour now exports to more than 40 countries worldwide.
70 jobs are at risk after a Wearside building merchants has gone into administration.
Sunderland-based A Thompson and Sons Limited has four branches across the North East.
The company had previously announced it was facing financial difficulties.
Administrators KPMG say that Thompsons were not able to pay the wage bill for last month.
Thompsons also received a winding up order from the Inland Revenue.
No redundancies have yet been made.
Official figures released today show that public sector employment has fallen in all regions of England and Wales since the start of the recession - and in particular across the North East.
The Office for National Statistics reported large falls in local government employment between March 2008 and last September, with the biggest being in the North East at 24 percent.
The reduction is likely to be due to cuts in local authority budgets, staff moving off the local authority payroll and schools in England becoming academies, said the ONS.
– Dr John Philpott, director of the Jobs Economist
"The burden of public sector job cuts across England has so far generally fallen most heavily on those regions with greatest dependence on the public sector for employment, notably the North East, which has already seen its public sector workforce shrink by 10% since the pre-cuts peak."
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.
Jobs in Darlington will be supported by a new multibillion-pound Crossrail project on the Maidenhead to east London route.
Crossrail will support around 55,000 full-time jobs in total - including those in Darlington.
– Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail chief executive
"Crossrail will not just benefit London and the South East - the project's economic benefits are being felt well beyond the confines of the M25.
"Firms right across the UK are winning business on the back of Europe's largest construction project. Work is set to peak over the next two years, so it's vital that businesses continue to seize the opportunities that Crossrail has to offer."
Contracts worth 5.5 billion pounds have already been awarded, with 43% given to businesses outside London and the South East.
Firms in Darlington in County Durham are among those awarded contracts, said Crossrail.
Three out of five firms in the supply chain are small to medium sized enterprises.
Total funding for the 73-mile rail route from Maidenhead to east London, due to open in 2018, is 14.8 billion pounds, with most contracts in the supply chain yet to be awarded.
Over 1,700 businesses have secured work connected to the project so far.
– Vince Cable, Business Secretary
"Crossrail is the type of project that will help the UK build a stronger economy by improving our infrastructure and creating jobs across the country.
"With over £5.5 billion of contracts awarded and 75,000 business opportunities throughout the supply chain, this is now the time for the UK's small and medium companies to capitalise."
Jobseekers risk losing their benefits if they refuse to look for work using a new government website, it was announced today.
Until now it has been voluntary to seek work via Universal Jobmatch, an automated system for matching jobs to skills and training.
But the Department for Work and Pensions said Jobseeker's Allowance claimants with internet access would now be required to use the service.
"In return for receiving Jobseeker's Allowance, (jobseekers) must prove they are doing everything they can to find a job," said Employment Minister Mark Hoban.
"If someone refuses to use a service that already has 460,000 employers posting jobs, you have to ask why - which is why we are now saying claimants must use it."