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County starts new financial year on near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Staffordshire has started the new financial year on near full employment, statistics published today show. Just 1.6 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (3.3 per cent) and national (2.6 per cent) averages. County council leader Philip Atkins said major new developments this year would further boost employment opportunities. He added: ...

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SwitchStaffs to unlock the potential of superfast broadband

Mark Winnington

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to superfast broadband now that most of the county is able to access the technology. Across Staffordshire, more than 75,000 homes and businesses can benefit from faster speeds thanks to the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach. When combined with Openreach’s own commercial rollout, it means more than 95 ...

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Project seeks digital entrepreneurs to solve social challenges in Staffordshire

David Whitehouse InLIFE

A new project is seeking digital entrepreneurs from across Staffordshire to help solve social challenges faced in the county. Two challenges, announced this week as part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, focus on growing community support and raising the aspirations of young people in the region. The launch took place at Cannock Chase High School which is one ...

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Leading manufacturer relocates to Staffordshire business park

Meaford Business Park

A leading metal pipe and hose manufacturer will be the first company to locate at a business park near Stone. Arctrend Ltd has agreed a 10-year lease to take 36,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space at Meaford Business Park. The unit is the first building on the Staffordshire-based business park, which has planning permission for a total of ...

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Protecting children’s rights in the workplace

Staffordshire County Council is reminding businesses that employ children between 13 and 16 years old that they need permits to comply with employment laws. The reminder, which comes ahead of Child Employment Awareness Month during April, is to ensure the welfare of children is protected if they are taking part in part-time work opportunities, and that their needs are being ...

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New homes development will support county’s future growth

Plans for a 10,000-home development which will be supported by £750,000 government funding will bring further investment and community improvements, the county council leader said today. The garden settlement development at Coldmeece near Stone would be sited on former Ministry of Defence land. It is one of five planned new communities which will receive government funding, Minister for State for Housing ...

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Council programme helping people back to work

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to an innovative programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. Over 1,000 people from across the county have already benefited from the programme ...

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Staffordshire skills increase supports new job opportunities

man drawing engineering plans

A countywide skills programme to boost people’s job opportunities is ahead of target in getting people into work or training, while near full employment in Staffordshire continues. The £58million decade-long skills programme is administered by the county council on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Figures released today show that just 1.5 per cent of people in ...

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£38million Liberty Park development begins

Liberty Park

Work has started on a £38million development in Staffordshire that is set to create more than 700 new jobs. Construction at Liberty Park, Lichfield, adjacent to the A38, has begun after Lichfield District Council granted planning permission for the development of two speculative industrial/logistics units. The development benefits from excellent access by road and unrivalled public transport access being located ...

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Work gets under way on final section of growth boosting city bypass

Midlands Engine

Work on the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass will get under way this week. The new section of road will complete what will be an essential part of the city’s infrastructure and support the delivery of new housing and future growth. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building ...

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