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Jobs fair to offer 2,100 roles

More than 5,000 people have attended the Bluewater jobs fair in previous years

12 September 2017

Jobseekers can apply for more than 2,100 roles at a shopping centre this week.

Snow+Rock to open store

Snow+Rock will open a store at Bluewater in November

12 September 2017

Outdoor sports brand Snow+Rock will open one of its largest UK stores at a shopping centre, creating 20 jobs.

Festive jobs on offer at John Lewis

John Lewis has its flagship store at Bluewater

04 September 2017

The department store is to hire more than 150 temporary staff at its Kent stores for the Christmas period.

Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

22 August 2017

A centre for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses on a former coal mine has been given the green light and is expected to create 700 jobs.

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MP's guide for workers after salad firm's shock closure

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

17 August 2017

A Kent MP has produced a guide to help workers who have lost their jobs following the shock closure of a salad factory.

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Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

16 August 2017

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.

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National chain coming to town

Sheerness High Street

16 August 2017

A national retailer will fill an empty high street unit left by Store Twenty One.

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Unemployment continues downward despite surge in women

Thanet, Dover, Shepway and Swale recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

16 August 2017

Dole queues shortened marginally in Kent last month but growing numbers of women began claiming.

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Firm loses contract over failings in health care

Iwade Health Centre.

16 August 2017

The private company that runs a Kent health centre will leave next month after the practice was placed in special measures.

Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

11 August 2017

A discount retailer with at least 17 branches in Kent confirms it has begun redundancy talks with staff.

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Metro Bank to open new branch

Metro Bank is opening a new branch in Canterbury

02 August 2017

The challenger bank has announced plans for a new location in Kent later this year, creating 25 jobs.

Argos set to move into supermarket

Argos in Sittingbourne High Street is set to close.

28 July 2017

Argos is to close its town centre branch and move into a nearby supermarket.

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Mass of new ferry staff for summer rush

Two of P&O Ferries' new summer recruits. Munashe Navarro, 21, of Dover, and Ellie Cox, 20, of Nonington. Picture courtesy of P&O Ferries

27 July 2017

A Kent ferry firm has hired more than 140 seasonal workers for the peak travel period.

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Olympic welcome for new DIY store

Celebrating Kent's first Bunnings Warehouse opening in Folkestone. Picture: Chris Davey

25 July 2017

An Olympic champion led the celebrations as a DIY chain opened its first store in Kent today.

Port authority launches search for apprentices

They were given a tour by Michael Russell, who is a former apprentice himself

10 July 2017

There’s no better time of year to work on the Thames.

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Opening dates revealed for Burger King and Starbucks

Starbucks is among the new businesses about to open at Neats Court Retail Park in Queenborough.

08 July 2017

The opening dates of the latest international chains coming to a Kent retail park have been confirmed.

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Government announces jobcentre closures

The Herne Bay Jobcentre is to close

06 July 2017

Three jobcentres in Kent are closing after the government announced plans to save money, forcing unemployed people to travel elsewhere.

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Regeneration cash could be granted in four weeks

Deal seafront

06 July 2017

Plans to transform Deal into a year-round destination of choice have taken a step forward when residents shared their views

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Pub refurb offers new dining experience

The Jenny Wren pub and restaurant in Sittingbourne has reopened after a three-week refurbishment project.

29 June 2017

A popular pub and restaurant has reopened following a major three-week revamp.

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Hundreds of jobs on offer at new distribution centre

The 14-acre Aldi distribution centre at Neats Court, Queenborough, taking shape.

26 June 2017

Scores of jobs will be up for grabs when a supermarket’s new regional distribution centre is complete.

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