Heathrow expansion would 'create 5,000 jobs in the North East'

North East Chamber of Commerce backs research suggesting Heathrow expansion is best for the region

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East

Tesco store closures put 123 North East jobs at risk

Usdaw union to enter 'full and 'meaningful consultations', seeking redeployment opportunities for staff

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

First Class aim to benefit from transferable skills to boost workforce

The specialist recruiting firm is creating five new consultant roles and is aiming to attract engineers from other sectors

Dianne Sharp: The skills gap is the biggest threat to continued growth

Regional director of CBI says that economic growth needs to benefit more people, but that flexibility in the labour market is key

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

The subsea engineering specialists confirmed expected redundancies amidst falling oil prices and lack of renewables work

Beth Farhat: Time to include workers on company boards

Regional head of the TUC Beth Farhat wants better worker representation in the boardroom

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

Northumberland County Council's £2m for Sill Centre could be better spent, locals say

Northumberland County Council's £2m for the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre could be better spent, people in the area say

UK first for North East as Apprentice Hub aims to narrow IT skills gap

Employer network Dynamo is teaming up with Baltic Training Services to benefit both young people and employers looking for qualified candidates

Entrepreneur reveals details for £10m County Durham trade and retail park

Andrew Ward has high hopes the multi-million pound plan will be granted planning consent within weeks

Bernard Trafford: Whatever happened to companies saving for a rainy day?

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why we need to be rather sparing with the bailouts

Strong year leads to 70 new jobs at Scott Logic

Software consultancy intends to grow employee headcount by 50% over the coming year

North East LEP seeks business people to form new Employment and Skills Board

The six-strong North East group will comprise leaders from the business, voluntary and community sectors

Is the North-South divide really getting bigger?

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth examines what the Centre for Cities' Outlook report means for the North East

Sunderland business accuses Government of heavy handed approach

Sunderland business Counted4 was named on a list of employers who failed to pay the national minimum wage

Beth Farhat: 'Whose growth?' was the defining question of 2014

The Government has failed to match the recovery with a proper re-balancing of the economy, says regional head of the TUC

Kate Thick: Our politicians have their heads in the sand - or the trough

Kate Thick says inequality is a key concern - but how many people are going to talk about it at the elction?

County Durham distribution firm imports drivers from Europe

Stiller has said its is recruited drivers from Romania to cope with a shortage of UK workers

BP to brief staff about job cuts amid restructure of North East operations

Oil giant BT employs thousands across the UK, including the North East, and unions say job cuts could cause serious damage to our energy capacity

Falling oil prices deliver winners and losers - but could it also aid the skills shortage?

CBI director of economics Rain Newton-Smith said skills are transferable and some struggling sectors could make gains as a result of the crisis.

Morrisons plan to close 10 unprofitable stores following fall in Christmas sales

Chief executive Dalton Philips will step down as the supermarket reported a fall in like-for-like sales

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

The Darlington subsea engineering specialists have seen work decline following falling oil prices

SSI bosses unveil long-term vision for Teesside plant

SSI chief Cornelius Louwrens says 2015 could mark a turnaround in the steelmaker's fortunes

Forget the fringe, the answer is in the mainstream says North East businessman Graham Robb

North East businessman Graham Robb on why we need to look past the nonsense in this most crucial of election years

Beth Farhat: Some UK companies are still not paying the minimum wage

Regional head of TUC outlines 10-point plan to ensure everybody is paid at least the minimum wage

Institute of Directors calls on Barbour staff to end strike as workers march on company headquarters

Striking Gateshead warehouse staff at Barbour have urged Dame Margaret Barbour to intervene in the dispute

More than 800 jobs up for grabs at Shine Sunderland

Recruitment event aims to give jobseekers the opportunity to find suitable roles more efficiently than traditional methods

Housebuilder Barratt Developments announces 600 new North East jobs

The North East division of Barratt Developments will be swelled to 2,200 workers, who will construct 628 new homes

Is the North East countryside the new area for growth?

According to Environment Secretary Liz Truss, the rural economy is set to grow faster than the urban sector over the next decade. Robert Gibson talks to businesses, policy makers and campaigners about the potential for change in the North East countryside

Margaret Duddin: I have lots of questions - who has got the answers?

Margaret Duddin on the questions she has for the government - including the most important one of all

What does 2015 hold for politics in the North East? Jonathan Walker looks ahead

Political Editor Jonathan Walker predicts an exciting General Election - and more cuts, whoever wins

Jobs saved - but others lost - as steel firm is brought out of administration

SBV suffered significant loss in relation to a major contract, plunging the firm into administration

Felling workers face uncertain New Year as Akzo Nobel lines up redundancies

The North East site's Dutch owners, Akzo Nobel plan to make 50 redundancies as part of a global cost cutting exercise

Nearly 70 jobs under threat as Archer closes Blyth base

The oil services firm announced the closure to staff this week, just over a year since expansion plans were talked about

KPMG profits dented by investment as northern revenues rise to £200m

Mick Thompson, office senior partner at KPMG's Newcastle base said it had been a period of expansion in the region

The Journal Opinion: Should we tolerate zero-hours deals?

The Journal Opinion for Tuesday December 16 in which we argue for a fair deal for those workers employed on zero-hours contracts


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