County Durham-headquartered Intersnack sees headcount fall 7%

Losses shortened at Tanfield-headquartered firm Intersnack after it withdrew from loss-making products

Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) staff visit Newcastle International Airport

Guests from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have toured the airport to see training opportunities first-hand

Hexham MP Guy Opperman says apprenticeships should pay more

Conservative says North East teens should be offered £3.79 an hour, like other 16-17-year-olds, to make career path attractive

Investing in People: Postgraduate education is reaping dividends for creative consultancy Decide

Jerry Hall, chief executive of Newcastle-based creative consultancy Decide, explains his take on employee upskilling

Targeting new talent for the North East's subsea sector

Ensuring there is a steady supply of skilled staff is vital to the future of the North East's rapidly growing subsea and offshore sectors, as Peter McCusker reports

The Journal Opinion: Is the North East too quick to reach for the pipe and slippers?

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, October 7, in which we ask why the North East is bottom of the table for workers who are over 65

150 jobs to be created at Accenture's Newcastle Delivery Centre

Skilled technology positions at Accenture will focus on developing, testing and managing IT applications for clients across various industries

Almost 30,000 North East pensioners now working past retirement age

Many North East pensioners could be choosing to work after 65 to help their children and grandchildren

The Journal Opinion: The gulf between school and work in the North East

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 3, in which we call for employers to join the effort to prepare teenagers for the world of work

North East school leavers not ready for work, new survey suggests

The region's young people are not ready for the world of work, a study among employers claims

North East unemployment scheme hopes to get 2,500 jobless youngsters into work

Youth Focus: North East programme intends to 'abolish' youth unemployment by helping those affected find work

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Tyneside yard OGN looks set to miss out on contract that could create 1,000 jobs

Fears grow that a lucrative offshore contract will go abroad rather than to Tyneside's OGN. Peter McCusker reports

North East businesses need to act now to survive mass retirement of baby boom generation

As the baby boom generation nears an often comfortable retirement, Adam Luke looks at the skills gap they will leave behind.

Dianne Sharp column: Business community can be heartened by the party conference season

Regional head of CBI welcomes commitments on skills, deficit reduction and the EU

Hertel suffer fall in underlying profit following the loss of a major contract at Ineos' Grangemouth refinery

The Middlesbrough-based industrial services firm saw underlying pre-tax profit fall by 10%

Home Secretary accused of 'burying bad news' over Durham Passport Office

Theresa May announced major changes just minutes before a debate began on air strikes in Iraq

MP says North East women who take up engineering will drive region's economic recovery

Chi Onwurah MP says women are missing out on well paid and exciting careers as IPPR highlights stark lack of women in engineering jobs

Esh Group grow turnover 10% to £192.5m

Now Esh Group are on course for another solid year, following their expansion into Scotland and Cumbria

Sale of Stockton-based Mc2 saves 216 jobs

Recruitment firm Mc2 has been bought out of administration, saving scores of jobs

Fastest 50 businesses for 2014 revealed

The 2014 Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 contains businesses from a wide range of sectors, from construction and engineering to care homes and retail

Newcastle subsea giants Duco changes name to Technip Umbilicals

Tyneside firm Duco hopes the move will cement the Tyne's position as a hub of the subsea industry

Chuka Umunna promises 'justice' to blacklisted construction workers

Shadow Business Secretary promises inquiry will be held into "disgraceful" blacklisting of construction staff

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

Staff at Phones 4u North East stores await fate of retailer

More than 150 jobs are at risk in the region as speculation mounts that rival Dixons Carphone might offer jobs to beleaguered staff

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

Paul Stonebanks discusses why AIS Training is going the extra mile with its customers

Multi-million pound refurbishment of Tyne Tunnel Estate takes a new step forward

UK Land Estates is working on the next stage of their major revelopment of the Tyne Tunnel Estate

Poor cost controls spelled end for Tyneside Autobuy after hefty losses

The Gosforth used car supermarket closed in July owing £1.5m to its providers of asset finance

Small and medium sized businesses told to hire apprentices to help North East plug skills gap

Latest Manpower survey shows jobs market cooling - but North East firms also struggling to fill vacancies

Newcastle school to bridge the gap between education and work

A pioneering new school has opened its doors in Newcastle as the first academic year gets under way

North entrepreneurs upbeat on growth trajectory but say labour market skills are lacking

A survey of entrepreneurs by EY found nearly all expect to increase turnover in the next three years

North Tyneside business parks mark successful year of growth

Business and council leaders in North Tyneside are toasting a successful drive to bring new jobs to the borough

Siemens to recruit another 50 people through Newcastle renewable services division

International energy giant Siemens has already recruited 350 people this year and will take receipt of a huge 6MW turbine at its CA Parsons Works base

Newcastle University nurtures start-ups through Founderships programme

The Founderships initiative is the latest to emerge from Newcastle University's Rise Up agenda

A third of Sunderland's workforce employed in low-paid jobs

Low pay in many North East cities continues, despite an increase in top-ranking jobs elsewhere in UK

Number of under-employed people in the North East has increased

Analysis by the TUC reveals more people than ever are looking for extra hours to make ends meet

Job losses at ESCO Corporation in Guisborough

Sixty five jobs will be lost when a Teesside foundry closes in two months' time

New coal industry in North East will create hundreds of jobs and create greener energy

A new world-leading coal industry with the potential to generate hundreds of new Northumberland jobs is close to realisation. Peter McCusker reports


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