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Near full employment continues with further job creation boost as development plans submitted

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment as plans for a major county business development are submitted. Figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages. The Staffordshire figure has remained the same for the last three ...

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Council job scheme helps 1,000 people

A council job programme helping people get their foot on the career ladder has supported over 1,000 people. Staffordshire County Council’s Open Door programme helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. The programme, introduced ten years ago provides placements with external organisations and within county council departments depending on the ...

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Superfast Staffordshire celebrates four year anniversary by extending reach to more rural communities

Mark Winnington

The number of Staffordshire households and businesses using superfast broadband has doubled in the past two years thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out – with many of the county’s smallest rural communities getting access to the technology for the first time. It’s four years since Kings Bromley and Yoxall became the first villages in the county to ‘go live’ as ...

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Multi-million pound civic centre opens for business

The opening date has been set for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open at 9am on Monday, July 23. Construction has been managed by Staffordshire County Council and the building ...

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Businesses celebrate ten-year anniversary of enterprise centre

Flat Vision

Small businesses based at one of Staffordshire County Council’s enterprise centres have been celebrating ten years of its provision of commercial space to aid growth. Lymedale Business Centre in Newcastle opened in 2008 and is now home to 36 small businesses, offering a broad range of goods and services. Across the county there are eight enterprise centres, offering both office, ...

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County’s growth programme set to deliver better paid jobs as near full employment continues

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A decade-long economic growth programme for Staffordshire which could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs will also deliver better paid employment, the county’s economy leader has said. With statistics released today showing that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, Mark Winnington said the county council’s programme will focus on the creation of ...

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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs on completed development projects and boost workplace skills

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Business development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs. The total value of the 15 projects completed since the growth programme began in in 2014 is £160million. Projects which are currently being carried out are valued at £204million – £15million of which ...

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Rural businesses expand thanks to county growth funding

Mary Grice Soft Furnishings

Over 30 rural businesses in Staffordshire have expanded their operations thanks to a county council-managed growth funding programme. The Staffordshire LEADER programme has over £1million in funding until 2020 to support rural business growth. It aims to support projects which will create jobs or help rural businesses grow; with grants available to support farm productivity, micro and small enterprise, farm ...

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Preparations continue for major engineering work

Engineers are preparing to remove around 20,000 tonnes of earth in one of the final, big steps towards completing a major new road junction. Workers will lower an embankment approximately 20 feet to allow the installation of new drains and utilities. They will also complete the outstanding stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it ...

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