Rock staff outlook – not as bad as it seems?

The man tasked with finding work for the thousands of Northern Rock staff facing the axe has said the North East is remarkably well placed to handle the redundancies, reports The Journal

Alan Clarke, chief executive at development agency One NorthEast, claims there are more than 1000 financial sector jobs available in the North East right now – out of over 21,000 current vacancies in total in the region.

Mr Clark also promised Rock staff that his rapid response unit can find them all jobs – a promise backed by claims that there are plenty of financial companies looking to expand in the region and yet more that regional chiefs are trying to attract.

So, the outlook for former NR people may not be so cloudy after all.

You can read the rest of the article at The Journal

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