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.
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.'
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Deputy leader Nick Clegg said more needed to be done to turn around the economy in the North East.
He was speaking during a visit to a firm in Walker, Newcastle. that makes cables and pipes for oil and gas platforms.
The firm has previously benefited from the Government's Regional Growth Fund in order to expand its business and create jobs.
Mr Clegg called on other companies to bid in the next round of funding.
The Deputy Prime Minister has announced £300m of investment for companies in the North East.
The money comes from the Regional Growth Fund, and businesses in the region are being invited to bid for a share.
Nick Clegg made the announcement today (Friday) during a visit to DUCO Ltd in Walker, Newcastle.
The offshore manufacturing company successfully bid for £3.6m in a previous round, enabling the firm to create 168 jobs.
More than 2,500 people have applied for just 114 jobs at a new supermarket in Consett, the Northern Echo reports.
The new Tesco Extra store opens on the former Consett steelworks site on Thursday, October 24.
Store manager Gary Ewart told the newspaper they were "thrilled" with the response but added that it had made making the decisions on which applicants were successful "very tough".
A businessman has set up a learning factory to help tackle youth unemployment in County Durham.
Bill Marley has created a charity which offers 16-24 year olds the chance to gain manufacturing experience, along with the skills they need to find a job.
He hopes his plans will inspire a generation.
Founder Bill Marley says it is important to teach people usable skills to break the habit of unemployment
A learning factory has been set up by a charity aiming to tackle youth unemployment.
The Employability Trust, in Peterlee, offers work placements to 16-24 year olds, where they can gain manufacturing experience and the skills they need to find a job.
Some candidates have gone on to to employed by the Trust and many others have found work.
It has been set up by businessman Bill Marley, who says his aim is to inspire young people in East Durham.
The Trust supports young people who are not in education, employment or training by offering them practical experience and vocational work.
It is run from a warehouse in Peterlee and the charity bids for work from multi-national companies to cover its costs.