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Mid Devon Star: Mulberry publicity shot

Mulberry boost for Somerset jobs market

8:15am Monday 8th October 2012

JOB hunters have a chance next month to apply for any of the 300 positions being created at a factory making luxury bags.

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Mid Devon Star: Somerset Jobs and Careers Fair on Thursday

Somerset Jobs and Careers Fair on Thursday

9:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012

JOB opportunities at top employers will be on offer at the Somerset Jobs and Careers Fair on Thursday, September 6.

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Your next step at Somerset Careers and Jobs Fair

5:47pm Friday 31st August 2012

IF you are looking for a new job or career change, put this date in your diary: Thursday, September 6.

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Top wedding dress designer backs Into Somerset campaign

10:30am Thursday 2nd August 2012

A TOP wedding dress designer has become the latest high-profile personality to pledge support for jobs-boosting organisation Into Somerset.

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Appeal for foster carers from Somerset County Council

2:10pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

SOMERSET County Council is recruiting foster carers for an exciting new treatment programme which aims to give children in care a more positive future.

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Business start-up event in Somerset proves big hit

3:22pm Monday 28th May 2012

SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs Michael Eavis, Helen Lacey, Helen Bristol and David Baker were the speakers when Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s held its inaugural Business Start-Up Exhibition.

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Mid Devon Star: Kitchen fire in Exeter halls of residence

Fire warning for Somerset businesses

12:30pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

BUSINESSES in Somerset are being urged to make sure their premises are fire safe by St John Ambulance chiefs.

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Mid Devon Star: A dozen unemployed for each job vacancy in Gravesham

Unemployment total drops nationally, slight rise in South-West

3:00pm Wednesday 18th April 2012

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen for the first time in almost a year, leaving 2.65 million people out of work, new figures showed this week.

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New jobs for disabled people

12:40pm Monday 16th April 2012

A NEW site has been opened in Huntworth which will offer jobs to 27 disabled people.

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St John Ambulance health and safety plea for Somerset businesses

12:00pm Monday 9th April 2012

BUSINESSES in Somerset are being encouraged to take up St John Ambulance health and safety courses for staff members.

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Mid Devon Star: The possible hotel site in Eastover

Hotel bid for Bridgwater town centre

7:00am Tuesday 20th March 2012

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to build an 80-bed hotel in the middle of Bridgwater would lead to car parking chaos in the town centre, opponents have claimed.

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EU funding boost for jobs and skills

11:10am Monday 19th March 2012

PROJECTS to boost jobs and skills in West Somerset and parts of Taunton Deane are being offered one final chance to get money from a European fund.

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Three areas pioneer neighbourhood planning

7:00pm Tuesday 13th March 2012

RESIDENTS in Trull, Wiveliscombe and Wellington will trial new rights that give people power to bring jobs and homes to their area after Taunton Deane Council won funding to support the Localism Act.

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'1 in 14 public sector workers lost jobs in three months'

10:00am Sunday 4th March 2012

ONE in 14 public sector workers in the South-West lost their jobs between July and September last year, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Conference to discuss South-West housing market

11:00am Wednesday 29th February 2012

A MAJOR conference to discuss how the housing industry can play its part in creating more jobs in the South-West is taking place tomorrow, Thursday March 1.

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Firms boost apprenticeships

10:35am Thursday 16th February 2012

BUSINESSES across Somerset have created 145 apprenticeships and 123 work experience placements since a drive against unemployment, particularly among young people, began in October.

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Mid Devon Star: Centre: Course tutors, Edward Carey and Ian Aldridge

Garages needed to help Weston College apprentices

4:00pm Tuesday 25th October 2011

GARAGE employers are being sought to take on apprentices after the amount of applications to Weston College soared.

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Keeping finance jobs in the South West

8:50am Sunday 16th October 2011

A NEW initiative to help keep the South West region as a major centre for the financial services sector will be launched at a conference later this month.

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Apprentices on the right track

8:00am Tuesday 4th October 2011

NINE promising apprentices from the South West have begun a three-year programme to become skilled maintenance engineering technicians at Network Rail.

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Mid Devon Star: Diana Thompson and Sam Barge

New club for personal assistants in Somerset

8:43am Monday 19th September 2011

PERSONAL assistants from across the region are invited to the launch of a new club aiming to help them share their expertise in Taunton on Thursday.

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How your qualifications affect your pay

8:40am Sunday 4th September 2011

THE Office for National Statistics has released information on how your level of qualifications can affect your earning.

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Broadband jobs hope

8:50am Monday 22nd August 2011

INTERNET users in Taunton will benefit from superfast broadband speeds after Somerset County Council won a government grant.

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New rights for temporary workers

8:30am Sunday 21st August 2011

NEW rights for temporary workers are soon to come into play.

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The benefits of Somerset

2:47pm Tuesday 9th August 2011

CREATING new jobs was among the aims of an initiative run by an organisation set up to promote Somerset.

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Working Links starts South-West Work Programme

8:10am Sunday 19th June 2011

EMPLOYMENT and skills specialist Working Links has started to deliver the government’s new Work Programme initiative in the South-West of England.

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South-West job prospects are better than rest of UK

8:40am Tuesday 14th June 2011

JOB prospects in the South-West are better than elsewhere in Britain, a survey has found.

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Regional Growth Fund to stimulate job creation

8:00am Monday 13th June 2011

BUSINESSES is the South-West are being urged to apply for their share of a £950m pot aiming to stimulate job creation in the region before July 1.

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Looking for a new job at work

8:40am Sunday 12th June 2011

TIME-POOR jobseekers are risking their current roles by searching for new jobs at work, according to a recent poll.

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Government's 'Work Programme' launched

1:23pm Friday 10th June 2011

The Government has launched its "revolutionary" Work Programme, pledging to support around two-and-a-half million people back to work in the next five years.

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School leavers can join National Citizen Service site

8:40am Sunday 22nd May 2011

SCHOOL leavers are being offered the opportunity to make an impact on their communities, while at the same time making new friends and undertaking challenging activities this summer.

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Somerset apprentice challenge closes at 500+

8:20am Tuesday 17th May 2011

Somerset Skills & Learning has helped people start on brighter futures thanks to the apprenticeship challenge, which closed at Easter.

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Workers risk getting stuck in rut without right qualifications

8:00am Sunday 15th May 2011

TODAY’S competitive job market means people are in danger of becoming stuck in unfulfilling roles unless they have the right qualifications, according to research by Home Learning College.

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More than a quarter off work this week

8:00am Tuesday 26th April 2011

MORE than a quarter (29%) of Brits will be off work this week as they make the most of the Easter and Royal Wedding break, a survey has found.

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Jobs created by Regional Growth Fund, Government claims

10:08am Monday 18th April 2011

THE Government has claimed that more than 1,300 new jobs will be created and safeguarded in the South West as it plans to £450m in businesses across England.

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Foreign investment bodes well for jobs in Somerset

8:20am Tuesday 29th March 2011

Somerset leads the way in attracting foreign entrepreneurs and investors.

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More than 10,000 jobs at risk in South-West local authorities

8:50am Monday 28th March 2011

THE GMB union says 12,146 jobs at risk in local authorities in the South West.

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Mid Devon Star: Christopher Stone, left, and Jonathan Nichol

Somerset apprentices told 'you're hired'

6:21pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

TWO apprentices from Taunton have been told by shoe giant Clarks ‘you’re hired’.

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Get an apprenticeship at VION UK

8:25am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

VION UK in Wiveliscombe is offering a new apprenticeship.

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Accountancy Plus celebrates new quality award

8:50am Sunday 23rd January 2011

PLYMOUTH-BASED company Accountancy Plus Training is the first training provider to be awarded full certification in the Training Quality Standard (TQS) with Excellence in Accounting.

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We’ve partnered to provide job listings to local businesses

8:20am Monday 10th January 2011

WE’VE partnered, one of the UK's leading online job sites, to provide comprehensive job listings for this website Our new jobs platform provides local employers with the ability to advertise jobs in virtually every industry, sector and job type. Through this new partnership, we have produced a world class recruitment tool for employers in the South-West and across the UK.

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40th anniversary for Jobseekers Recuitment Services

8:40am Wednesday 5th January 2011

JOBSEEKERS Recruitment Services are now approaching their 40th anniversary, and are Taunton’s sole remaining independent agency specialising in the commercial recruitment sector.

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We've partnered to provide a new way to find a new career

8:10am Monday 3rd January 2011

WE'VE teamed up with, one of the UK’s leading online job sites, to provide the best local job listings for this website.

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New Year, new career with Meridian Business Support

8:30am Wednesday 29th December 2010

IF it’s your New Year’s resolution to bag that dream job, Meridian can help.

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Get a new job for the new year

11:40am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

MAKE getting a new job your New Year’s resolution.

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Mid Devon Star: Mike Robinson, Anne Panther, Sue Lynn, Christine Pountney and Heather Gibbs

Accolade for Acacia Training and Development

9:34am Tuesday 14th December 2010

SOUTH-WEST training provider Acacia Training and Development is celebrating after achieving its second quality accreditation in two months.

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South-West workers' health secrets

8:50am Thursday 9th September 2010

WORKERS in the South-West suffer in silence rather than admit health concerns to their boss, a survey has found.

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Junction 24 braced for Somerset's biggest careers fair

11:09am Monday 6th September 2010

PEOPLE in Somerset are once again being given the opportunity to attend the county’s largest careers fair, organised by Connect South West, Somerset’s leading careers education, information, advice and guidance service.

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Help is at hand for young students

12:28pm Thursday 2nd September 2010

THOUSANDS of students from across Somerset have now received their exam results - but many may still not have decided what they want to do next.

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Help available for GCSE students

1:26pm Wednesday 25th August 2010

THOUSANDS of Somerset pupils who received their GCSE results on Tuesday have been told: “If you need advice we can help you.”

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From Care2Work launched in Somerset

1:45pm Monday 23rd August 2010

PEOPLE leaving care have significantly poorer prospects than their peers when it comes to education, training and employment, a Somerset organisation said this week.

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