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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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Race in revamped tourism awards now on

Staffordshire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are set for a boost with the launch of the 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards. The awards are now open, with three brand new categories and an online platform making it easier to apply. In all, there are 19 prestigious accolades, including B&B and Guest House of the Year, Small Hotel of ...

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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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