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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Port reveals plans for old steel works

22 June 2017

More than 200 new jobs announced as part of a £50 million development of a derelict site. But port bosses need help to name new £3 million bridge.


Jobless numbers down

There are fewer people on jobless benefits in Kent

14 June 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent has fallen by its largest amount since July last year.

Firm's move to create 20 job

Corinthian has moved to Tunbridge Wells from Croydon and is poised to create 20 jobs

13 June 2017

A pensions and investments company has relocated to the county and is set to employ more staff.

£30m retail park planned for industrial estate

The site just off Anthony's Way on Medway City Estate

08 June 2017

Plans are moving forward for a new retail park on the site where a Sainsbury’s supermarket was once planned.


Jobs on line as academy faces cuts

The Oasis Academy's West site is located in Marine Parade, Sheerness.

07 June 2017

A Kent academy could axe jobs as it looks to balance its books.

Training firm marches on after 20 years

L Cpl James Hamilton of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers coaches Mainstream's Melanie Baker on the controls of an army recovery vehicle during the open day

25 May 2017

A training company which gives ex-prisoners a second chance has celebrated two decades in business by strengthening its ties with the Armed Forces.

New opening is a sign

Muhannad Ziyadah, managing director of the new Maidstone centre, left, with his wife Basma and Cllr Derek Butler, the Mayor of Maidstone

23 May 2017

A custom signage brand has opened a new centre in the county because of its good infrastructure, creating four jobs.

Jobless numbers revealed

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent has risen

17 May 2017

About 50 people left the dole queue in Kent last month but the total is up more than 1,000 compared to a year ago.

Graduate labelled 'odd ball' and invited to interview 'for a laugh'

Anna Jacobs was branded an "odd ball" and invited to an interview for a laugh. Stock image.

13 May 2017

A jobseeker was left horrified after being branded an “odd-ball” and a “tree hugger” who “forages for mushrooms” by a prospective employer.

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