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Unemployment in Kent grows by 240

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent has grown

16 November 2016

There was an increase in people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent last month, official figures show.


AXA could pull 150 jobs from Kent

AXA may relocate 150 jobs from Tunbridge Wells to Birmingham

16 November 2016

AXA Insurance may move 150 jobs from offices in the county to Birmingham as it tries to reduce costs in its motor customer operations.


Popular foodstore to close

The Co-operative Food store in Dover. Picture: Google Maps.

10 November 2016

A Co-operative Food supermarket closes in February.

Dole queues in Kent shrink by 105

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

19 October 2016

Fewer people claimed unemployment benefits in Kent last month, despite the number of jobseekers growing nationally.


Steelworks to reopen with dozens of jobs created

Sheerness steel mill

14 October 2016

A steelworks which closed with the loss of hundreds of jobs four years ago is to reopen under new owners.


Kitchen maker cooking up new apprentices

A kitchen designed by Ream

26 September 2016

A kitchen and bedroom furniture manufacturer is on the hunt for its next four apprentices.

Dessert factory to create 50 jobs

15 September 2016

A premium desserts supplier to M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury's is set to open a new manufacturing plant.

Jobless count bucks national trend

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent has risen

14 September 2016

Dole queues in Kent grew last month despite unemployment falling across the country.


New greenhouse to create 50 jobs

Wayne Hodgson, centre, with Directors and cucumber growers Arjan de Gier, left, Addy Breugem from Thanet Earth

12 September 2016

A cucumber grower is poised to hire pickers for its first harvest in a new 16-acre glasshouse.

KFC seeks new drive-thru sites in Kent

KFC in Week Street, Maidstone

08 September 2016

Finger lickin' fast food chain KFC is on the search for premises for new restaurants in Kent.


Gym group getting fit for the future

The Better Body Group gym in Sevenoaks

06 September 2016

A personal training firm aims to create up to 50 jobs within a year as it launches post-graduate courses and establishes a franchise model.

Town centre restaurant is re-possessed

Fogo Chophouse in Lockmeadow

06 September 2016

A town centre restaurant has been re-possessed after reportedly falling behind with its rent.


Dole queues grow after EU vote

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

17 August 2016

Official figures show the number of dole claimants in Kent increased last month in the first signal of the unemployment picture after the Brexit vote.


Deliveroo's Kent plans

Deliveroo will launch in Maidstone today

15 August 2016

A nationwide restaurant delivery company whose London workers are striking over proposed pay cuts has revealed its plans for Kent.

BHS branch closes doors for last time

03 August 2016

Another county branch of BHS has rolled down its shutters for the final time

Varnish firm creates 15 jobs

The warehouse operation at Wood Finishes Direct has grown significantly with the increase of online sales

28 July 2016

A wood-finishing retailer is hiring new staff after expanding turnover to £8 million.

Unemployment rate falls again in Kent

The county's dole queues have shrunk

20 July 2016

The number of people out of work in the county has fallen again as the jobless figure is cut by more than 500.


New Lidl store plans revealed

Lidl won't be coming to Sheppey

29 June 2016

German discount supermarket chain Lidl wants has unveiled proposals to build a new store.


Car sales site could bring 300 new jobs

An artists impression of the new Big Motoring World depot at Blue Bell Hill

27 June 2016

One of Kent's biggest car retailers has gained planning permission for a new 22-acre car supermarket.


Big brands hiring at shopping centre

An aerial shot of the Ashford Designer Outlet. Picture: Dean Morse

21 June 2016

A jobs fair will be held at a mall in the county today.

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