Defence contractor Lockheed Martin doubles workforce
There has been a big fall in unemployment in the east, which already had the UK's lowest jobless rate.
The total stood at 176,000 in the three months to October - down 35,000 on the previous quarter, a rate of 5.6%.
Defence contractor Lockheed Martin is among the large companies which have been recruiting strongly.
In three years, the workforce at Ampthill in Bedfordshire has doubled to 900, mostly specialist engineers.
18 Dec 2013
- From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks