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Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment

Figures released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county. The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire continues to be just one per cent of the local population, less than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) averages. On Friday ...

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

Nurton Bridge

Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme. A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some ...

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Brewers back Burton businesses and urge people to get vocal and shop local

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is urging people in the town to shop local during the festive period and beyond as part of a campaign to boost trade for independent retailers. The club is backing Staffordshire County Council’s Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign which aims to promote the town’s traders by encouraging people to shop, eat and spend leisure ...

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Backing Staffordshire enterprise on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small business success in Staffordshire is being marked by the county council as part of a national event this week. The county council backs hundreds of small companies through its business support package which includes its enterprise centres for start-up and fledgling businesses and its business loan scheme. It also helps to deliver the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub on ...

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Get Vocal About Local for Burton’s Black Friday bargains

Get Vocal About Local

Shoppers in and around Burton are being urged to make the most of local deals this Black Friday, share the news and help boost town businesses. The Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign was launched by the county council last week to promote all that’s great about the town and encourage people to shop, eat and spend leisure time there. ...

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Burton shoppers and businesses urged to Get Vocal About Local

Get Vocal About Local

Shoppers and businesses in and around Burton are being urged to get vocal about all that’s great about their town and encourage others to shop, eat and spend leisure time there. The Get Vocal About Local campaign is being run by Staffordshire County Council with the support of businesses and aims to help increase footfall in Burton in the run-up ...

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County continues to see near full employment with more job creation on way

Kingswood Lakeside

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment with just one per cent of the local population claiming out of work benefits, figures released today show. This is the same as last month, though with slightly fewer claimants, and is lower than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) figures. Staffordshire’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: ...

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Progress continues at county’s growth boosting road scheme

Stafford Western Access Road

Good progress is continuing on a project to build a new access road which will pave the way for multi-million pound development, new jobs and relieve town centre congestion. Staffordshire County Council is now well into the process of buying land and making access arrangements for construction and future maintenance of the new Stafford Western Access Route. This route will ...

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Latest development at Staffordshire business park given green light

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Work on the latest unit at a county council-developed business park in Cannock will now get under way after being granted planning approval this week. The 102,000 sq ft Rapida development at Kingswood Lakeside is being marketed for manufacturing or logistics and is set to be available for occupation next year. It is being built by Midlands-based Trebor Developments and ...

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Further business expansion paves way for more county jobs

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Further business expansion in Staffordshire announced this month will strengthen its position as a place of opportunity with near full employment, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The latest unemployment claimant count figure for Staffordshire released today is just one per cent of the local population, lower than both the regional (2.4 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) ...

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