Jobs boost for north Northamptonshire with record high employment rate

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Employment in the UK is now at a record high with 31.8million people in work, according to latest figures.

Labour Market Statistics released today (Wednesday) show there are a record 2.3million people working in the East Midlands, with the number of women in work almost at a record high.

A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesman said there were a number of jobs recently created or being created in the area, including 30 at Tayto in Corby, 45 at Tesco in Corby and 75 at a new company in Corby which has not been announced yet.

The spokesman also said at least 160 jobs have been created at Crosby Composite who have recently moved into Wellingborough.

Primark in Rushden has created 150 jobs with the Morrison’s warehouse creating 40 jobs.

It is also estimated that the Rushden Lakes development will create around 1,500 jobs.

The spokesman said: “We are working closely with these and other employers.

“The number of employers, and agencies we have on site is increasing which is proving extremely productive in moving people into work far more quickly.”

Employment Minister Damian Hinds said: “Once again it’s great news for Britain as the employment rate remains at a record high with more than 31.8million men and women in work.

“There’s great news in the East Midlands where there are a record number of people in work at 2.3million, and the employment rate for women is at a near record high.

“But there’s more to do, particularly when it comes to supporting young people into employment.

“We want to build a solid base for the future, that’s why today I have announced the roll out of our Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools scheme in England which will give tens of thousands of young people help in taking their first steps into the world of work.”