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Dole queues stretch out

More people began claiming unemployment benefits across the county last month.

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Pizza Express restaurant to open

Pizza Express will open its second restaurant at Bluewater this month, creating 34 jobs.

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Openreach launches recruitment drive

More than 60 trainee engineers will be hired across Kent as to install superfast broadband.

Tasting the difference for 20 years

Long serving staff members at a Sainsbury's in Kent celebrate the store's 20th anniversary.

Toys R Us goes into administration

Toy giant Toys R Us has collapsed into administration, affecting workers in two stores in Kent.

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New threat to jobs at Toys R Us

A troubled retail giant is said to be on the brink of going into administration - putting jobs in Kent at risk.

Dessert chain gets ready to open new branch

Recruitment has started for a national ice cream parlour which is hoping to open this spring.

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Jobless benefit count up by 600

The number of people on unemployment-related benefits across Kent rocketed last month as festive work ended and more areas adopted universal credit.

Debt-ridden school cutting staff

Dozens of jobs are to be lost after "financial mismanagement" led to a school racking up £3 million of debt.

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Chocolate factory set to close after 40 years

A world-renowned chocolatier which provides sweet treats to the Queen is set to close its Kent factory after 40 years of production.

Plan to boost frontline policing approved

Officials have given plans to recruit 200 extra police officers in Kent the go-ahead, in one of the biggest recruitment drives in years.

Budget chain coming to town

Bargain-hunters are expected to descend as discount retailer Poundstretcher opens its newest branch in Kent next week.

Work begins on £2m hub

Construction is underway on a conference centre at a science park.

More claim out-of-work benefits

More people claimed unemployment benefits in Kent last month as more Jobcentres began offering full universal credit.

Former Carillion trainees offered support

Trainees whose courses were suddenly scrapped following the collapse of Carillion have been offered a lifeline by an industry body.

Science Park in robust health, says site chief

The site director of Kent Science Park says it has “not been healthier” despite announcements of job losses last year.

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Universal credit boosts claimant numbers

The number of people on unemployment benefits increased across Kent in November, official figures show.

Burger chain returns to town

Burger lovers will not have long to wait for Wimpy to re-open in Sittingbourne with the restaurant due to open its doors in the High Street next week.

BBC to fund two KM Group reporters

One of the world's biggest news organisations is to fund democracy reporters for local media organisations, including the KM Group.

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