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Firms planning to hire staff

Growing numbers of businesses in Kent plan to hire staff over the next three months

13 April 2017

Companies in Kent are showing the highest levels of optimism about drafting in new employees since before the financial crisis, a survey shows.

Dole queues grow for third straight month

There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent in July

12 April 2017

The number of people on the unemployment benefits in Kent increased by nearly 500 last month.


Job opportunities shown at dockland development

An artist's impression of the Dover Western Docks Revival after completion. Picture courtesy of Port of Dover

11 April 2017

Work and business opportunities were shown at a special open days for a redevelopment.

Shock as job cuts announced at glass factory

Pilkington glass factory

27 March 2017

A glass firm is to close its Kent factory, with the loss of 14 jobs.


Rubbish depot to pick up 30 new jobs

Lili Waste employees Martin Waghorn and Graham Marston will work in the new Paddock Wood depot

23 March 2017

A rubbish collection business has opened a £1 million new site in Kent.

Dole claimants surge

More people are on the dole in Kent

15 March 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent grew at the fastest rate in more than a year last month.


We're on the move!

14 March 2017

The Kentish Express is moving office - to be even closer to the heart of Ashford town centre.


Call centre worker, 13, is a social media hit

Lewis Kent got a huge social media reaction after he worked a week at his mum Amanda's print firm Certa MPS

10 March 2017

A schoolboy became an unlikely social media sensation after agreeing to do a week’s work at his mum’s company to prove he could do it.

Call centre to close with loss of 65 jobs

Go Response call-centre staff to be axed. Picture: Go Response

08 March 2017

Staff have been told their call centre will close at the end of the month after being taken over by a new company.

New M&S Foodhall opens doors

Now open- M&S Foodhall

08 March 2017

A long-awaited M&S Foodhall opened today, bringing 70 jobs to the area.


Theme park to create 195 jobs

Dreamland is looking for seasonal staff to fill 195 jobs

01 March 2017

Dreamland will hold a recruitment fair to hunt for seasonal staff to work this summer.


Plea to fix 'dreadful' apprentice success rate

A young engineering apprentice

24 February 2017

Huge numbers of young people are not finishing apprenticeships in Kent as the government chases “sexy” targets for those starting courses.


Jobless total reaches three-year high

Job centre in Roman Square, Sittingbourne

17 February 2017

Figures published on Wednesday revealed there were 1,705 jobseeker’s allowance claimants in the constituency in January.

Jump in those seeking work

More people are on the dole in Kent

15 February 2017

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent.


Second chance for Kent Medical Campus

Artists impressions of the planned Kent Medical Campus

03 February 2017

Councillors have again approved plans for an extensive medical campus set to create 3,300 jobs.

Council poised to reapprove campus

Artists impressions of the planned Kent Medical Campus

31 January 2017

Councillors are expected to give the green light to a large medical campus for the second time, set to bring more than 3,800 jobs.

New M&S food hall comes to Kent

An M&S food hall is coming to Sittingbourne

20 January 2017

Here's where you can expect to see a new M&S food hall from next month.


Unemployment stablises in the county

People on unemployment benefits has declined

18 January 2017

Dole queues in Kent shrank for the second straight month, cancelling out rises in the autumn.


New Year, new you

Tasks can range from carrying out 'surgeries’ for prisoners who need a problem solved, to being called in to be the independent eyes during an incident

18 January 2017

Looking for a fresh challenge in 2017? How about spending some of it in jail?


Councils eye £35m industrial scheme

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved plans to build commercial space at Northfleet Embankment East on the banks of the River Thames

12 January 2017

Councillors may invest £35 million of taxpayers money to build offices and warehouses on the banks of the Thames in a bid to create 690 jobs.

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