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Labour Market Information: Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham

Job Gains and Losses

Sunderland contact centre to create 50 new jobs

Sunderland-based Fusion Contact Centre Services has revealed that it will be recruiting 50 new jobs Read More

200 new jobs at Utilitywise as demand grows for energy consultancy's services

Most new starts will be based in North Tyneside and will be tasked with advising on the Utilitywise Utility Management Plan Read More

£1.6m Team Valley trade park project to create 50 jobs

Construction work has begun on Earlsway Trade Park, a new speculative SME development on Team Valley, Gateshead, with the project expected to create 50 new job Read More

400 jobs to go as Durham County Council struggles to balance the budget

Austerity toll to reach £290m by 2020 as Durham County Council prepares to cut jobs and services Read More

Go North East creates 15 new jobs with £8.5m contract win

The region’s largest bus operator has announced that it will be creating 15 new jobs, following an £8.5m contract win to provide new services to National Express Read More

25 new jobs announced as Expert Tooling opens Rainton Bridge plant

Expert Tooling and Automation will today officially open its new multi-million pound plant at Rainton Bridge, Sunderland Read More

New jobs at Northumberland manufacturer BSS LED as Arch paves the way to expansion

The lighting firm aims to treble the workforce when it takes on 35 new staff in 2016, after moving into a new base in Blyth Read More

New Gateshead jobs created as Tyneside energy consultancy expands into US

Gateshead's Northern Gas and Power is taking its workforce from 35 to 130 in the next year, and some staff have the chance to relocate to Dallas Read More

Sports retailer Decathlon lands in Gateshead creating 25 new jobs

Sporting goods retailer Decathlon is set to bring 25 new jobs to the region, as it plans to open its first North East store next month Read More

Sanctions against Russia trigger more job losses at SMD

Tyneside subsea manufacturer was denied an export licence for its largest order to date and has warned up to 80 jobs may be lost Read More

Newcastle engineering firm announces redundancies amid oil and gas crisis

Responsive Engineering is restructuring in a bid to combat the continued market slowdown, with up to 20 jobs at risk Read More

49 jobs to go as Trinity Mirror plans Newcastle printing plant closure

Trinity Mirror has announced that it will close its Newcastle printing plant, resulting in the loss of 49 jobs Read More

100 new jobs announced as commercial operator is unveiled for Whitley Bay Spanish City Dome

North Tyneside Council has revealed that commercial operator Kymel Trading Limited will manage and run the regenerated Whitley Bay Spanish City Dome Read More

New Zealand software creators Tidy choose Newcastle to launch European headquarters

Up to 20 jobs will be created by software creator Tidy at its new base in The Core, Science Central, Newcastle Read More

15 new Northumberland jobs created as The Co-op continues North East expansion

The Co-op Group has opened a new Northumberland site, continuing its influx of new convenience stores across the North East Read More

Yorkshire engineering firm’s expansion to bring 20 new jobs to Washington

Yorkshire-based Specialist Power Engineering Contracts (SPEC) Limited has opened a new office at The Hub in Washington, pledging to create up to twenty new jobs Read More

Call centre operator creates 450 jobs in Newcastle

Sitel is now recruiting for a mixture of permanent and temporary roles at its Newcastle Balliol Business Park base Read More

Gateshead’s Mediaworks reveals 12 new hires in two months

Mediaworks has made 12 new appointments in the last two months, emphasising what MD Brett Jacobson described as an ‘outstanding year’ for the Gateshead-based firm. Read More

Boulby mine restructure: 350 jobs lost in East Cleveland

Over 350 jobs will be lost at the East Cleveland-based Boulby Potash Mine, as owners Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) confirmed the need to commence a restructuring process Read More

50 jobs created as Motorpoint looks to be 'disrupter' in North East motor trade

UK's largest independent car retailer, which offers savings on well-known brands, may look to expand further in region Read More

700 workers affected as work suspended on Tees Valley renewable energy plant

Air Products has suspended construction on its renewable energy plant in Tees Valley, affecting 700 workers in the region. Read More

200 jobs created at Newcastle’s Careline following eight-figure funding boost

Specialist care provider, Careline Lifestyles has unveiled plans to create 200 jobs in the North East by the end of next year Read More

Stiller completes job-creating investment drive

A North East logistics business has created jobs after investing heavily in overhauling its distribution system. Read More

PMP Recruitment seeks 18,000 seasonal workers

PMP Recruitment, part of Cordant Group, is seeking 18,000 seasonal temporary picking and packing warehouse workers leading up to Christmas. Read More

A new, luxury wedding venue is set to open in Northumberland next year, which plans to generate 60 new jobs in the region

An activity centre developed on the site of a former World War II munitions factory has officially opened in Newton Aycliffe Read More

Gentoo confirm 330 jobs to go in order to find £18.25m cost savings

Sunderland-based social housing provider Gentoo signalled in the summer that it would need to shed jobs Read More

Engineering firm Quick Hydraulics goes into administration - and then is bought out

Durham-based Altec has saved 19 jobs at Quick after company suffered from slump in oil and gas market Read More

Newcastle's Players Bars to expand into three key cities, creating 200 jobs

The leisure operator wants to double the number of its UK venues after growing sales by 20% in the last year Read More

Peterlee’s Albany Assistance launches 50 strong recruitment drive

Claims management company Albany Assistance, part of Redde plc, has launched a recruitment drive to hire fifty new starters, representing the company’s largest expansion initiative to date Read More

Around 40 jobs to go at Port of Tyne following drastic reduction in imported coal

A drastic reduction in coal volumes during 2014 and so far this year has prompted the Port to shed workers Read More

Proposed plans for Highthorn mine would create 50 new Northumberland jobs

A planning application for a proposed new surface mine in Northumberland that will bring a wide range of economic, employment and social benefits to local communities has been submitted to Northumberland County Council. Read More

Co-op opens Bedlington site creating 23 new jobs

The Co-op Group has opened a new Bedlington site, continuing its expansion programme of creating new convenience stores in the North East. Read More

1700 jobs lost as SSI confirms Redcar steel plant closure

SSI has announced the closure of its Redcar steel plant, following much speculation and worry over the past week. Read More

Lear Corporation extension opening in Sunderland creates 100 jobs

The additional space doubles the size of Lear Corporation's facility, and doubles its production capacity Read More

Northumberland luxury care home to create 50 new jobs

New luxury care home and day care facility, Baedling Manor in Northumberland is creating over 50 jobs. Read More

Morrisons in Sunderland and Shildon set to close amid cost-cutting plans

The Castletown store in Sunderland and Shildon store in County Durham are among 11 which have been earmarked for closure Read More

£750k revitalisation of Newton Aycliffe factory creates 20 new jobs

A £750k expansion expansion package has allowed Premo Fabrications, the Newton Aycliffe-based factory which closed seven years ago, to reopen creating 20 new jobs. Read More

Whitley Bay’s Avalon Bar & Hotel enters liquidation

The “Avalon” at 26 to 32 South Parade in Whitley Bay has been placed into Liquidation Read More

50 jobs created as car retailer Motorpoint opens ninth showroom in Birtley

Company, which employs more than 600 people, is investing over £5m in Durham Road Trading Estate site in Birtley Read More

Thousands of Sunderland jobs safeguarded as Nissan reveals new £100m investment

Thousands of North East jobs are set to be secured as Nissan plans to invest £100m into its Sunderland plant Read More

Brims Construction takes on 15 new employees after securing strong pipeline of new work

The Sunderland-based Brims Construction has taken on an additional 15 staff - including three apprentices - after securing a strong pipeline of work Read More

Sunderland-based Gentoo Group to shed jobs in the wake of Government cuts

Sunderland-based social housing provider is looking to make £18m savings per year for the next four years Read More

Gateshead's Northern Gas and Power to triple headcount as major growth plans are implemented

Company that began in a flat in South Tyneside now operates across five countries in a wide range of sectors Read More

Newcastle based Warmseal sold out of administration saving 37 jobs

The double glazing and conservatories specialist had run into difficulties following an unexpected VAT liability Read More

Oxfordshire headquartered medical equipment firm creates 20 jobs in Sunderland

Care and Independence Systems has grown its North East operations with help from RGF funding and advice from Sunderland city council Read More

Up to 200 redundancies in Wallsend as OGN loses out to foreign competition

The Wallsend firm says it feels let down after the Government failed to implement its own industrial strategy for the oil and gas sector Read More

Prudhoe-based Salem Tube International to expand after £750,000 investment

Increased capacity should create 16 new jobs in sales, production and quality control over next three years in Prudhoe Read More

PEP&CO arrives in Sunderland creating 12 jobs

Sunderland’s The Bridges will welcome a new clothing and lifestyle brand next month Read More

New Costa Coffee outlet to open in Seaham creating 14 jobs

TK Maxx is set to open its new Cramlington store 11th June 2015, creating 45 jobs in the area Read More

ROF 59 officially opens creating 20 new jobs in Newton Aycliffe

An activity centre developed on the site of a former World War II munitions factory has officially opened in Newton Aycliffe Read More

Essentra set to announce 99 redundancies following 45-day consultation at cigarette filter firm

Essentra has told unions that, should plans to close its Jarrow site go ahead, nearly half its employees will lose their jobs on August 22 Read More

Consett's Surgical Dynamic create 40 jobs thanks to £200,000 investment

The Consett firm has secured the amount from UK Steel, taking total investment to £600,000, which will bring forward production and job creation Read More

GAS stage first phase of recruitment drive to bring 100 new jobs to the North East

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS), the North East cost management firm, has completed the first phase of a targeted recruitment drive that will create more than 100 jobs. Read More

£7m Northumberland Royal Hampton project to create 100 new jobs

A former cattle auction site has been transformed into a luxury assisted living scheme, which will create 100 new jobs. Read More

New social enterprise to create 200 jobs across Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside has announced the new name of its professional independent care at home company – EveryDay Read More

North East software firm SaleCycle plan to create 60 jobs over next ten months

North East software firm SaleCycle is adding roles across North East and international operations on back of continuous growth Read More