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Shoppers queue for hours for store opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

10 November 2017

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain queued outside a new branch of Poundstretcher, with one even camping out overnight.


Bargain store opens

Queues stretched along the front of the shop

10 November 2017

Discount retailer Poundstretcher opened its newest store in Kent today.

Pallet maker carves out nine jobs for veterans

Pallet company Pooling Partners has helped create nine new jobs for ex-service men and women working at Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company

08 November 2017

A wooden pallet manufacturer has created nine jobs for ex-service personnel in the county as Britain prepares for Remembrance Sunday.

Total 500 jobs for new £53 million centre

The progressing St James' building work today

02 November 2017

Companies at a retail and leisure development are recruiting.


Jobs fair at luxury childrenswear company

Childrensalon sells designer childrenswear

21 October 2017

A children’s designer clothes retailer is on a recruitment drive as it hosts its second in-house jobs fair.

More young people on unemployment benefits

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

18 October 2017

Unemployment remained static across Kent last month but there was a surge in young people claiming.


Deliveroo seeks riders to cope with rapid growth

Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

13 October 2017

Restaurant delivery service Deliveroo is searching for more riders after reporting growth of over 5,000% in parts of Kent over the last year.


Start the next chapter of your career at KIMS Hospital

Anne Hatswell, one of the Interventional Suite Managers at KIMS Hospital

12 October 2017

Sponsored editorial: Get along to this month's clinical recruitment day and join the team at KIMS Hospital

Kent's newest Aldi store opens

12 October 2017

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Marks & Spencer plans big new store

Marks and Spencer is set to open another store

11 October 2017

Marks & Spencer is to open a major new store after Waitrose pulled out of a development.


Homesense store to create 25 jobs

The Homesense store near Tunbridge Wells

11 October 2017

A discount homeware shop will open inside a TK Maxx store before the end of the month.

It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

27 September 2017

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.


Primary school pupil headhunted by magazine

Harry Hutchinson

15 September 2017

An eight-year-old boy looks set for a promising future after his video blogging impressed bosses at a professional publication.


Young and old jobless grow

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

13 September 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent remained just below 19,000 last month but the figures for older and younger claimants increased.


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.


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.


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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