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Jobless toll falls by 1,500

The county's dole queues have shrunk

17 July 2013

The number of people on the dole queue in Kent has tumbled by more than 1,500, figures out today reveal.

Career expo brings instant results

Laura Sandys and Minister for Employment Mark Hoban at the jobs fair

09 July 2013

Job seeker lands a new career after just 30 minutes of the Thanet Jobs Fair

Ex-army woman is new John Lewis boss

Glynis Gunning-Stevenson has been appointed branch manager of Ashford's new John Lewis store

03 July 2013

A former army officer has been appointed as the branch manager of the John Lewis store being built in Ashford

Car remanufacturer to create apprenticeships

Apprentices at work

03 July 2013

Rochester company BBA Reman, which is based in Stirling Park, Laker Road, is recruiting 10 apprentices.

Hundreds of staff hired at chaos-hit NHS phone line

Library picture

26 June 2013

Catastrophic failures of the 111 NHS line in Kent have led to 200 extra staff taken on to cope with the huge demand, it's been revealed.

Companies remain committed to Chatham Docks project

An artist's impression of the first phase of Chatham Docks, which included a supermarket, petrol station, pub and park

26 June 2013

The two companies key to delivering 3,500 jobs at Chatham Docks have said they remain committed to the project, despite it receiving a setback.

Thousands of jobs at Chatham Docks under threat, developer warns

An artist's impression of the first phase of Chatham Docks, which included a supermarket, petrol station, pub and park

24 June 2013

A flagship project at Chatham Docks that could create 3,500 jobs is under threat, according to the developer behind the scheme.

New business park set to help create more than 300 jobs

Mark Quinn

19 June 2013

A groundbreaking ceremony has launched Canterbury Business Park at Bridge

New business park opens at Maidstone Studios

Rowland Kinch, director at the Maidstone Studios

19 June 2013

Around 250 jobs are expected to be created by Vinters Business Park

Chatham Docks back on the agenda

An artist's impression of the £650 million Chatham Docks project, which will include a supermarket, conference centre and shops

19 June 2013

The transformation of Chatham Docks, which could create up to 3,500 jobs, will go back before councillors on the planning committee this evening.

Next gets go-ahead for controversial store

17 June 2013

139 jobs promised as £9m out-of-town shop gets green light despite opposition

170 jobs under threat as US owners plan plant closure

11 June 2013

In another blow to employment figures, a Kent packaging factory is expected to close with the loss of up to 170 jobs.

600 jobs promised if business park gets the green light

Automotive Distributors Limited's headquarters in Marden

07 June 2013

Two companies are ready to expand at controversial M20 site close to Leeds Castle.

Auto parts firm attracts 100 job seekers for 50 roles

ADL recruitment event at the Hilton, Maidstone. Lawrence Bayne finds out more from Hazel Walton

04 June 2013

Job seekers flock to car parts firm's recruitment drive

Golf championships worth £500,000

Royal Cinque Ports club professional Andrew Reynolds and secretary Martin Bond with Amateur Championship trophy

03 June 2013

An estimated £500,000 will be pumped into the east Kent economy when Deal’s Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club hosts the Amateur Championship.

Car parts firm hosts jobs fair to find 50 new people

Automotive Distributors parts warehouse at Marden

28 May 2013

Automotive Distributors Ltd (ADL) is seeking 50 new employees at its Marden plant - and there are 100 more on the cards.

Jobs go as administrators move in to night spot

If all goes to plan Zee Bar will open by late April

28 May 2013

The doors have closed on Chicago Rock Cafe in Maidstone

A promise of jobs at new heat and power plant

An artist's impression of another Estover site, probably similar to the plans for the Discovery Park eco-project at Sandwich

24 May 2013

A renewable energy company has announced proposals to develop a £65 million biomass combined heat and power plant, with the promise of 40 jobs.

Thousands of jobs to be created as Bluewater expands

Part of Bluewater has been evacuated. Picture: Nick Thornton

20 May 2013

Bluewater has been given the go ahead for a 20% expansion.

Homebase reveals proposal to close town centre store

17 May 2013

Homebase has confirmed it is debating the future of its Maidstone branch

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