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The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

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.


National chain coming to town

Sheerness High Street

A national retailer will fill an empty high street unit left by Store Twenty One.


Unemployment continues downward despite surge in women

There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent in July

Dole queues shortened marginally in Kent last month but growing numbers of women began claiming.


Firm loses contract over failings in health care

Iwade Health Centre.

The private company that runs a Kent health centre will leave next month after the practice was placed in special measures.

Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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