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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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Final phase of access works for county employment site gets under way

Gestamp site

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site is continuing this month as the project reaches its final stage. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, ...

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Latest phase of access works for county employment site takes place next week

Gestamp site

The latest phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will take place next week. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, providing 900,000 ...

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Broadband funding could help connect more Staffordshire properties

Mark Winnington

Additional funding for the national BDUK project could lead to more Staffordshire properties getting connected to fibre broadband, the county council’s economic growth leader has said. The success of the Government’s superfast broadband rollout programme means that a total of up to £645m is to be made available over the coming years to help take superfast broadband to the most ...

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Development of business sites and people’s skills a county priority as near full employment continues

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

Staffordshire’s fast pace business site development and creation of new space for small enterprise will see more job creation to ensure near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Today’s unemployment claimant count statistics for Staffordshire show a figure of just one per cent of the local population – a reduction of on last month and lower than ...

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Tamworth Enterprise Centre declared officially open for business

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

The brand new Tamworth Enterprise Centre has been declared officially open for business with a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony this week. Housed in the former Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street, the state-of-the-art business hub provides modern serviced offices to rent, well-appointed meeting rooms for hire, an executive business lounge, virtual offices, conference facilities, superfast broadband, Wi-Fi, interactive ...

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New fibre broadband connection secures business’s county location

Digital by Default

A small business located in rural southern Staffordshire says it is committed to staying in the county after being able to connect to recently installed superfast fibre broadband. The fibre connection to the offices of creative digital agency Digital by Default has been made possible by the Superfast Staffordshire programme – a partnership between the county council, BT and the ...

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