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.
A North Yorkshire plant has announced that it could create up to two hundred new jobs as it expands in the next four years.
The Rosti McKenzie Plant in Pickering has announced a major expansion which it hopes will also benefit the surrounding community.
– John Woodhead, Plant Director at Pickering
“This is fantastic news for the company. The investment planned can only be positive for the loyal workforce we have whilst creating further opportunities in the area.
“The local community has been very supportive of our business over the years and that support will again be vital as we embark on this latest development.”
– Julian Rudd, Head of Economy and Infrastructure at Ryedale District Council
The staff at Rosti McKechnie have shown the ability of Ryedale companies to compete on the world stage and come out on top.
"This is another excellent result for the Ryedale economy, on top of the recent announcement of 800 new jobs at the Food and Research Agency site at Sand Hutton.
"The economy team at the District Council will continue to work with Rosti McKechnie and other companies to help overcome obstacles to investment in Ryedale.”
A public exhibition will be held at Pickering Memorial Hall on Saturday 16 March from 2.30 until 6.00pm to give people the chance to comment on the expansion, and to find out how to apply for the new jobs at Rosti McKechnie.
The latest unemployment figures suggest that with the number of unemployed in the North East falling to 125,000 during the last three months of 2012, 2000 more people are now employed in jobs.
However, the region still has the highest figure of unemployment in the country, and this is a concern that Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, continues to recognise.
It has been revealed that the number of people unemployed in the North East fell in the final three months of 2012.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), some 2,000 fewer people were unemployed in the final quarter (October-December) of 2012, than in the third quarter (July-September) of last year.
A total of 125,000 people were unemployed in the North East between October and December of last year, meaning the region had an unemployment rate of 9.7%.
The unemployment rate in the North East is still the highest in the country.
Millions of pounds are coming to the region to breath new life into coastal communities.
Seven areas will benefit, with Sunderland and Scarborough receiving the largest shares.
In some cases, the money will be spent improving skills and and training.
In others, it will help to regenerate historic seaside attractions.
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Sunderland is one of the communities which will benefit from a cash boost to help regenerate coastal area
Areas set to benefit from today's cash boost are:
- Scarborough Borough Council - £2,599,373
- Sunderland City Council - £2 million
- North Tyneside Council - £1,991,612
- North York Moors Historical Railway Trust - £800,000
- Port of Blyth - £500,000
- Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - - £580,720
More than eight million pounds is being given to seaside communities across the North East and North Yorkshire to encourage regeneration.
Scarborough and Sunderland are receiving the largest shares; North Tyneside and Redcar and Cleveland councils are also benefitting.
Elsewhere money is going to the Port of Blyth and North York Moors Historical Railway Trust.
The money will be used to develop tourism and leisure as well as other training and business facilities.
Hundreds of job seekers turned out in Sunderland today hoping for a job in a newly-built supermarket.
Nearly eight hundred people were at the Civic Centre looking for roles at the new Tesco store that is set to open in June.
120 jobs are up for grabs, with half set aside for the long-term unemployed or young people seeking their first job.
The council says that the huge turnout shows unemployed people in the city are keen to gain employment.
Hundreds of people in Sunderland have been guaranteed an interview for a new Tesco store, which opens in June. All 800 have been unemployed for a long time or are seeking their first job. The store on Newcastle Road will create 120 jobs in total.