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Sunderland isn’t a city that gets mentioned often alongside tech hotspots like Seattle, California’s Silicon Valley or even London’s Silicon Roundabout.But that could all be about to change. A recent report claims that Wearside has one of the highest rates of job creation within the tech sector.According to the...
Tall Ships
Sunderland-based firms are being encouraged to take advantage of the boost in business opportunities that The Tall Ships Race 2018 will bring.The city has been chosen as the start port for the race and – during a four-day event – Sunderland will be welcoming around 1,500 international crew members...
Sunderland IAMP
An auto park planned for the outskirts of Sunderland – set to bring in £300 million in investment and create 5,000 jobs – was given the green light last week.The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a joint project between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council.It is...
Sunderland IAMP
A plan to deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract over £300 million in investment could soon be put into action on Wearside.The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – proposed for an area to the north of Nissan’s existing plant and close to the A19 – is a joint...
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Nissan has confirmed that it plans to sell off its Sunderland-based battery manufacturing subsidiary – but the car maker has pledged that the jobs of the business’s 300 employees will be safe.Nissan yesterday stated that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with private investment fund GSR...
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An investment programme valued at around £1.3 billion could see 20,000 skilled jobs arrive in Sunderland over the next decade. Many of these jobs will be created in the car industry though other areas of the local economy will benefit from the investment too. A large boost to Sunderland’s economy will...
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A car industry association, which represents Nissan and other major car makers, has expressed worries over the possibility of a hard Brexit.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stressed that its members need tariff-free access to EU markets in order to avoid a slump that could affect...
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You could soon earn money by selling your car’s excess energy to the national grid. Thanks to a scheme Nissan and Northern Powergrid are developing, owners of Nissan electric cars may be able to plug their vehicles into the grid at peak, high-tariff times and transfer electricity back into it....
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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
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Hundreds of north east job seekers flocked to the Stadium of Light yesterday to attend The Job Show North East. The jobs fair was showcasing over 1,000 vacancies and apprenticeships from a large variety of companies. Practical workshops were also on offer, on subjects such as how to write a...

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